D2 Unit 11

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D2 UNIT 11
D2 – evaluate the role of multi-agency working to reduce the risk of abuse of adults, with reference to legal frameworks, regulations, working strategies and procedures.

Introduction
I will be evaluating the role of multi-agency working, its strengths and weaknesses and how it is used to reduce the risk of abuse imposed on adults; I will also be referring to legal frameworks, regulations, working strategies and procedures.
Strengths of Multi-agency working –
Multi-agency working is beneficial for all service users such as children, young people, adults and families; this is because Multi-agency working ensures they receive support in the most effective approach, these benefits include: * Faster and more precise
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Multi Agency working briefly means different agencies working together to provide necessary care for one specific individual. Rather than the organisations working separately providing separate services without any communication, multi agency working encourages service providers to work together through sharing information and coordination of an approach whereby the individual needs are in the centre. This is the first step to PCC(Person Centred Care)
For multi agency working to be successful, good communication from all the organisations and care providers is very important with understanding of the responsibilities for each agency. It also requires all agencies involved to work to a satisfactory level.
Another benefit of multi Agency working would be that individuals are encouraged to be involved in their care. Health and social care services are supposed to make individuals feel more confident in talking about their worries, fears and potential abuse. Not just this but also having quality relationships with service providers helps care receivers to develop a higher self esteem, confidence and strength to stop encouraging and accepting the abusive situations that may occur are normal or feel that they deserve less treatment.
Multi Agency working is also a way of enabling better information sharing and communication via emails and written records such as in a care home whereby there will be a care log which enables each carer coming on the shift to be

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