Identify barriers to partnership working

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


There are many barriers to partnership working, which can make it difficult to establish and maintain effective partnerships.

Some of these barriers include:


Communication difficulties: Different partners may have different communication styles, making communicating difficult. There may also be language barriers if partners come from different cultures or speak different languages.

Mutual trust and respect: Partners need to trust and respect each other to work together effectively. Without trust, it can be difficult to share information and make decisions.


Different agendas: Partners may have different goals and priorities, making it difficult to find common ground.

Time constraints: Partners may have different schedules and commitments, which can make it difficult to find time to meet and work together.


Information sharing: Partners need to be able to share information openly and honestly to make informed decisions. However, sometimes partners may be reluctant to share information for fear of disclosing too much or revealing confidential information.

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