On 12th June, LEAP (Lambeth Early Action Partnership) hosted its first 'Building inter-professional working in Lambeth early years services’ event. LEAP shared some of its learning as a new organisation that aims to ‘transform the lives of babies, young children and their families’ in four Lambeth wards. This was followed by Richard Pitt (CAIPE Chair), who shared an example of collaborative practice in primary care.
After a networking session, four table discussions focussed on overcoming specific local barriers to inter-professional working. Each table brought together experts in their fields to discuss solutions to barriers, including:
- Staff empowerment
- Information sharing
- Inter-professional education
- Assessing vulnerability
That same week, on Friday 14th June, Variety Children’s Hospital@King’s hosted a Market place event. The event was an opportunity for community organisations who work with children and young people to come and find out more about the services offered at King’s College Hospital (KCH), including KAOS.
In turn, KCH staff could meet professionals in the community who provide a range of services, including:
It was exciting to see that both events were well attended, and included professionals from a range of backgrounds. CYPHP would like to thank LEAP and Variety Children’s Hospital@King’s for organising the events, as opportunities to connect better with other organisations and sharing of information enables better integrated care for children and their families.
To read more of the latest news from CYPHP, please click here.