Level: 3 | Modules: 1 | Hours: 10
Families draw on a range of universal and specialist services to meet the needs of their children and young people. It is a great help to families if the different disciplines providing these services work together harmoniously. For vulnerable children and young people and their families, however, multi-disciplinary working is not just a benefit but is essential. This course enables learners to understand key issues, and it also provides an opportunity to practise and develop skills in effective multi-disciplinary working.
Target audience: Children's workforce
Learning outcomes / assessment criteria
Understand key issues in multi-disciplinary working
- Explain the importance of multi-disciplinary working, showing how services organised in this way can deliver better outcomes for children and young people.
- Describe the functions of external agencies with whom your work setting or service interacts.
- Explain common barriers to integrated and multi-disciplinary working and how these can be overcome
- Understand key principles in recording, sharing and storing information in multi-disciplinary team working
Develop skills in working as part of a multi-disciplinary network
- Identify key skills for communication between people working in multi-disciplinary networks
- Describe appropriate communication methods for working effectively with professionals from different agencies and disciplines
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