Integration of Inter-Professional Simulation, for Safeguarding Children and Families across education,social work and health

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The goal of interprofessional education is to increase confidence in multi-agency working and support collaborative complex decision making.
To provide students, from the disciplines of Health, Education and Social Work, with an inter-professional educational experience through simulated learning to equip them with the specialist skills required for practice. Within a multi-agency context, the purpose of the study was to improve participants’ confidence, in making complex decisions in safeguarding practice.
The quantitative results revealed a positive correlation between the experience of simulated multi agency learning and their confidence in understanding complex collaborative decision making. Qualitative findings revealed four categories (1) Confidence, (2) Information sharing, (3) Communication and (4) interprofessional working, derived from students' expressions of learning.
Interprofessional education (IPE), combined with simulation can produce a learning experience that is positive in both theory and practice. Collaborative decision making can be challenging to the most experienced practitioner, understanding the complexities of different roles alongside the value of information each brings, is imperative for safeguarding children.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusIn preparation - 6 Apr 2023

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