Partnerships and networks in work with young people
Partnerships and networks in work with young people

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Partnerships and networks in work with young people

2.6.2 Differences in organisations

Different organisations have different aims, values and cultures. Some of these will be openly stated, others might be more subtle or hidden. In either case, differences in values and purposes can lead to arguments about what the partnership should be aiming to achieve, what will indicate success and how this can be evidenced and evaluated. It is also worth noting that some agencies may be working within different legislative frameworks which define their powers, their duties to provide specific services and the targets and outcomes that they are expected to meet.


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