Integrated Children's Services

Integrated Children's Services

by John Emmeus Davis
     
 

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Working together with fellow professionals across different sectors of children's service is central to good practice. For all those who work with children and young people, this book looks at how children's services can work together more effectively; by taking an approach that is grounded in research, the book engages critically with both the benefits and the

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Working together with fellow professionals across different sectors of children's service is central to good practice. For all those who work with children and young people, this book looks at how children's services can work together more effectively; by taking an approach that is grounded in research, the book engages critically with both the benefits and the pitfalls of integrated working.

A series of case-based chapters consider the structures, concepts and relationships that enable integrated services to develop. The book provides examples of holistic, strengths-based and politically sophisticated approaches to integrated services. The importance of relationships, roles, responsibilities and strategic planning is discussed, and chapters cover:

What integrated working looks like in practice

How early years and family services work

Ethnicity, anti-discrimination and social justices

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)

Disability and integrated working

Participation, young people and community.

The book encourages the reader to reflect on their own background and how this influences their view of specific children, families and fellow professionals, as well as their own practice. Suitable for all those working with children and young people from Birth to 19 in any aspect of children's services, this book will ensure professionals work together successfully to the benefit of all.

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'This is a book that actively encourages the reader to reflect on their background and how this influences their view of individual children, families and fellow professionals. It is an ideal read for those working with children and young people from birth to 19 years old in any aspect of children's services' -
Early Years Educator 
Tim Gill
This is an accessible and clearly written no-nonsense guide to integrated working across children's services.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781849207317
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
04/06/2011
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.40(d)

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