Understand Partnership Working


It is important to work in partnership with others because:
• all the agencies can share information and concerns and create a holistic view about children in a care setting when any need arises,
• to help to keep the children safe from harm and promote their welfare,
• to diagnose a special need quickly in children and get the help that is needed to the child/family as soon as possible without confusing the child or their families.
• Improved outcomes for children learning and development and families through access to a wider range of services
• Increased efficiency in the delivery of services through links between different providers
• Create effective way of work and every member will work well and enjoy being a part of a team
• Gives the best possible start for the child and meet their needs by giving a specialist advice and support every day practice
In order to follow that and understood the main aims of working in partnership the government created an Every child matters which 5 outcome are: stay safe, be healthy, enjoy and achieve, make positive contribution, achieve economic well-being. The main keys of partnership working are: The key principles of partnership working are, openness, trust and honesty, agreed shared goals and values and regular communication between partners.


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If practitioners can share the way they observe children, assess children’s needs, plan support and implement action plans then the outcomes are more likely to be positive.
Parents are also essential to any partnership working.
When working together in partnerships we should:
• Listen to each other.
• Have clear lines of communication.
• Treat each other as equals.
• Have access to information as agreed.
• Treat everything with confidence.
• Respect other people’s opinions.


It is important to stay calm and try to keep the relationship with other the best as possible. Although sometimes that may...