Identify barriers to partnership working

Qualification: Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Educator
Unit: Unit 2.5: Work in partnership
Learning outcome: 3 Understand challenges to partnership working
Assessment criteria: 3.1 Identify barriers to partnership working

  • Barriers to partnership woring can include:
    • Communcation – some parents may have communication or cognitive difficulties (e.g. a learning disability or may not speak English too well)
    • Conflicts in approaches to parenting
    • Having different priorities – e.g. social workers often have a large caseload and have to prioritise the children that are most vulnerable
    • Time – other professionals may only work on set days or parents may have to rush to work after dropping their child off
    • Trust and respect – if a parent does not have trust in the Early Years practitioners, they will be more guarded during discussions

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