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

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4 Partnership working and your own practice

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Figure 6

The final activity asks you to reflect on your learning from the course and to consider how you might use this learning to develop your practice.

Activity 7: Partnership working and your own practice

Timing: Allow approximately 45 minutes

Spend some time reflecting back over your learning from this course, including notes that you have made.

Try to identify at least three things that you will take from your study of the course.

Then think about how you can use this learning in your own role and practice setting. It may be that you are already planning to work with partner organisations. If you are, what can you do to make this partnership work effectively? How can you make the most of the potential benefits that can come from the partnership? What can you do to minimise the difficulties that you might encounter – for example, any ethical dilemmas that arise – drawing on ideas presented in the course? Make notes on your responses to these questions.

Finally, make notes on two practical things that you will do to develop your understanding of partnership working and your partnership working skills. For example, you might commit yourself to doing some research about other organisations in your area that are providing services for young people, as a basis for developing future partnership working.

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