Working Practices And Policies Affect Collaborative Working

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5. Explain how differences in working practices and policies affect collaborative working (A.C.2.3) Organisational practices and policies: Current and relevant practices There are codes of practice and ethics for each profession such as the NMC codes for Nurses and midwives and the CQC for professionals working within the health and social care setting. There are also work place policies, practice and protocols applied which have come from legislations made by the government. This will allow each professional to work together to deal with the needs of the family. For example, the health visitor will be responsible for contacting the social services. The social worker will be able to get in contact with the council in order for Vicky’s home to be up to the required living standards, and if this was not possible then the social worker will have the power to prompt the council to move the family to a safer environment which will also ned to be adapted to the needs of Susan. Agreed ways of working Individual workplaces have agreed ways of working and these will vary from place to place. This can make it difficult for professionals to work effectively in partnership. However, with good training and knowledge as well as shared standards in the duty of care for this family, the professionals involved will be able to accomplish carrying out their duties successfully. Statutory, voluntary and private agency practices Different agencies also have their own working practice and
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