Understanding Partnership Working in Service with Children and Young People

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| 013 Understand Partnership Working in Services for Children and Young People - Questions | | Task A Questions | 1 Why is it important for children and young people that you work in partnership with the following people/groups? | | (a) Parents, carers, guardians | | This is the most important partnership as Parents/carers need to feel confident with the setting and it’s staff. They will want and expect the highest level of care for their child. Nurturing a partnership with Parents/carers will ensure good communication and the sharing of important information regarding the child, such as needs, wants and development. Building trust with parents/carers will result in them regarding the setting as a valuable source of help and …show more content…
Possibles Senco, Supervisor, manager, | (a) Example 1 | The Manager; For communicating policy changes, health and safety issues, safeguarding issues, staff development, training needs and personnel issues | ( b) Example 2 | The Play Leader; For communicating day-to-day objectives regarding implementations of the weekly plans. Specific information regarding special requirements such as medications, pick up times, specialist diets etc. | (c). Example 3 | The Parent/guardian; to gain a greater understanding and knowledge of the child’s background and wider environment and share their child’s development within the setting. |

| 3. What three characteristics define an effective working partnership? | (a) Example 1 | Clear communication and the ability to listen. | ( b) Example 2 | Respecting others opinions and treating them as equals. | (c). Example 3 | Confidentiality and access to agreed information. | 4. List three examples of potential barriers to effective partnership working. | (a) Example 1 | Poor communication, this may result in valuable information being overlooked or withheld that may be important to development of the child. | ( b) Example 2 | An unwillingness to share knowledge or resenting having to work with others outside their chosen profession. | (c). Example 3 | Use of specific language within a profession (jargon). Differing views on managing risk. | |
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