This page is designed to answer the following questions:
- 3.4 Evaluate procedures for working with other professionals (Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care, Work in partnership in health and social care or children and young people’s settings)
- 4.4 Evaluate procedures for working with others (Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care, Work in partnership in health and social care or children and young people’s settings)
- 4.6 Evaluate the effectiveness of partnership work (Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Adult Care, Relationships and partnership working)
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For this assessment criterion, you will be required to evaluate the effectiveness of partnership work, the processes that underpin it and agreement for improvements.
Earlier in this learning outcome, we discussed the importance of agreeing on procedures with other professionals for the evaluation of work objectives as well as setting SMART targets, with challenging and realistic timescales.
Evaluation of objectives is important because it helps to determine the successes or failures of a project, assesses the quality of the work and identifies areas for learning and improvement going forward. For larger projects, interim evaluations should be scheduled to measure progress and make changes, if required.
As well as using quantifiable data, the evaluative process should also include contributions from all stakeholders in the form of reflections about the partnership working. By doing this, everyone has the opportunity to participate and lessons can be learned about how to improve practice in the future.
All evaluation data should be recorded according to agreed protocols. This could include a stakeholder being tasked with creating a report which is distributed to the other parties or the raw data being accessible via a shared spreadsheet or other computer systems.