Nvq 3 Unit 029 Outcome 1 Essay

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Unit 029 Outcome 1

1.1) Multi-agency working aims to support children and young people earlier to ensure they meet the five Every Child Matters(ECM) outcomes. The five outcomes of ECM state that we need to be working together to achieve the best possible outcomes for children in our setting. These outcomes are:
• Be healthy
• Stay safe
• Enjoy and achieve
• Make a positive contribution
• Achieve economic well being
Multi-agency working brings together practitioners from different sectors and professions to provide an integrated way of working to support children, young people and families. It is a way of working that ensures children and young people who need additional support have exactly the right professionals
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1.4) Common barriers to integrated working and multi agency working and how these can be overcome include:
-Poor communication between partners. This can be overcome by minutes of each meeting being made and emailed to every partner involved so everyone is up to date.
-Information sharing between partners. Each partner involved should have thier notes copied and sent to each partner involved so everyone understands what is happening.
-Lack of co-ordination between different service providers. Regular meetings should be set so that each partner is able to make them to keep up to date and can add any information that may be needed.
-Inaccurate or inconsistent record keeping. A folder should be allocated for all records of each meeting, event etc to be kept in the same place and everyone will be aware of its whereabouts.
-Ineffective policies and procedures. Staff should regularly check, review, update and sign policies and procedures so that they are relevant at all times.
-lack of understanding about roles of involvement of different partners. Each partner should have a leaflet designed and hand them out to all other partners involved so that everyone involved knows what each partner is there for and what they are able to do to help the child.
-Lack of evaluation and no review process of service provision. A review process should be put in place and all partners must complete this and evaluations

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