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Partnerships and networks in work with young people
The term 'partnership' is used to describe a wide range of organisational arrangements and ways of working: from informal networking between individuals, to more formal partnership structures. In this free course, Partnerships and networks in work with young people, you will explore a range of meanings for the word 'partnership' and see that it is used to describe a range of practices, structures and processes. You will also look at some of the difficulties, as well as the potential benefits, that can come from working in partnership.
Course learning outcomes
After studying this course, you should be able to:
- describe and discuss the principles of partnership working
- review the context and policy background that informs partnership working, particularly as it relates to practice with young people
- identify some of the benefits that can arise from partnership working, as well as the challenges it may present for practitioners
- identify ways of developing partnership working practice.
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- Learning outcomes
- 1 What do we mean by ‘working in partnership’?
- 2 Why work in partnership?
- 2.1 Context and background to partnership working
- 2.2 Young people and social exclusion
- 2.3 Partnership and safeguarding
- 2.4 Partnership and policy drivers since 2010
- 2.5 The benefits of working in partnership
- 2.6 The challenges of partnership working
- 3 How can we make partnerships work?
- 4 Partnership working and your own practice
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