This popular and bestselling book provides an important practical resource for all professionals engaged with planning, implementing and evaluating multi-professional teamwork and practice in children's services.
This new third edition builds on the success of earlier editions, retaining its classic chapters of enduring value while incorporating some fresh new content. Four new chapters - chosen to highlight and consider contemporary new developments in the field - explore safeguarding children; the challenges of information sharing; new integrated approaches to SEN; and multi-agency responses to child sexual exploitation. Combining theoretical perspectives, research evidence from the 'real world' of children's services, and reflections on policy and practice, this new edition retains its popular approach and is fully updated to reflect the numerous changes to policy, practice, and research.
The book:*Exemplifies what multi-professional work looks like in practice*Examines real dilemmas faced by professionals trying to make it work, and shows how these dilemmas can be resolved*Considers lessons to be learnt, implications for practice and recommendations for making multi-professional practice more effectiveFeaturing helpful guidance, theoretical frameworks and evidence-based insights into practice, this book is a key resource for students studying on a wide range of courses related to children and families, as well as qualified social workers, teachers, support workers in children's centres, family support workers, health workers, and managers of a range of children and youth services.