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Unit 2.5Working in partnershipCora BurtReconstitutedReconstituted families are families where a child or childrenlives with one of their original parents and a step parent. This may alsoinclude having step siblings or half-brothers/half-sisters.GuardiansGuardians are people who have been selected by the child'sparents to raise the child should anything happen to the parents. They will benamed legally in a will.Divorced-A divorced family structure is when the nuclear or same sexfamily unit have decided to divorce and the child may now be living betweentwo households or may have to choose which one to live with over the other.In-care/Orphaned/Foster-Children who are taken away from their parentsor who become orphans or abandoned will be taken into care or foster care.This is usually finding another family that will look after and care for the childeither until they are of legal age to classify as an adult or until a morepermanent home can be found for them.Grandparents/Siblings/Other Family-Grandparents, siblings or otherfamily members can become the primary carers for a child if somethinghappens to the parents or if it is legally required to do so. This can be due todeath, abuse, neglect, drugs or alcohol or the child is deemed at risk ofdanger.Prison-Having a parent or parents in prison may mean the child still seesthe parent but they are in another person's care until the imprisoned parentis released. This may involve foster care, other family members taking care orsingle parent family structures.2.4. Analyse benefits of working inpartnershipwithparents/carers.Transitions-When it is time for a child to start coming to an early years setting this can bedifficult for them to get used to. They have gone from being at home withtheir parents or carers every day to suddenly being in an unfamiliarenvironment with new children and adults, without their parents or carers foran extended period. This is where working partnership with theparents/carers comes into play as the stronger the partnership between thepractitioner and the parents/carers, the better and smoother the transition forthechildcanbe.Having a strong partnership can give you access to important and vitalinformationtohelpachildtransition.Thismayincludethingssuchas;What is the parent telling the child about the transition, how are theyexplainingittothem?
Unit 2.5Working in partnershipCora BurtThis is vital to know because maintaining the same story and information willhelp a child to feel secure and in control of the situation. If the parent were totell the child one story and the practitioner told the child another; the childmayfeelconfusedandanxiousorscared.This can potentially impede on any transition the child is making becausethey will feel unsure and uncertain regarding what is happening. Making sureyou have a good relationship with the parents/carers to discuss how you areboth approaching a transition with a child will positively impact the transitionandhelpwithfuturetransitionsorissues.

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