Partnership working means each person, agency, professional and service work together and share information to ensure the safety, welfare and wellbeing of all children and young people. This provides continuity of service and ensures “everyone” is given any information necessary for them to provide safeguarding where appropriate. Everyone will have a different role to play and different expertise in safeguarding. Parents are also a vital link and can collaborate with the school to ensure a child achieves and reaches their full potential. Because so many different people and agencies can be involved it is vital that there is good communication between all those involved to ensure the best outcomes for the child.
A swift and timely response is necessary if a child is in any sort of danger so good communication between agencies is crucial. Early intervention when there is a problem is important otherwise a small problem can escalate into a serious issue. An example could be when a family splits up. The lone parent could be depressed and struggling to cope. It is much better to offer and get that parent support and help than to let the situation decline. With good partnership working and communication safeguarding works.
The common assessment framework (CAF) also ensures early intervention. The assessment is shared with various professionals and agencies and centres on promoting the childs welfare and safeguarding.