Partnership Working

Identify the features of effective partnership working
Explain the importance of partnership working with:
• Colleagues
• Other professionals
• Others

Analyse how partnership working delivers better outcomes Explain how to overcome barriers to partnership working

Explain own role and responsibilities in working with colleagues

Partnership is, by definition, working together.

In an ideal world the aim is to ensure that all aspects of a child’s needs are being met, in a coordinated manor.   Achieving the best possible outcomes for the individual by adopting a person centred approach to the service.   Otherwise known as “personalisation” throughout organisations. Driven by government policy for services to promote a multi-agency working model.

The Health and social care Act 2001
Requires organisations such as the NHS and local Authority Social Services to ensure an integrated approach to service provision, regardless of professional boundaries.
After the implementation of;

The Localism Act of 2011,
Allowing localised services to be developed and managed by focusing resources to issues that directly impacted the local community, such as high drug / alcohol misuse levels or Child Protection concerns.

While Government legislation is put in the hands of senior professionals within these organisations. People in positions to make real culture changes to shape the future of service provision

often resort to squabbling and bickering, protecting their own interests and finances whilst acting like petulant children on social media and news reports.  

In order to overcome the barriers caused it is important for all involved to follow the same format and to remember that a good relationship is built on trust, thus giving a stronger opportunity for progression and the required outcome to be achieved.   This can be accomplished through individuals being:
• Honest and open communication
• Accept the challenges each other face
• Acknowledge each...