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Integrated Children's Services

Integrated Children's Services

March 2011 | 160 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Working together with fellow professionals across different sectors of children's services 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.

The importance of relationships, roles, responsibilities and strategic planning is discussed, and chapters cover:

- what integrated working looks like in practice

- how early years services work

- ethnicity

- Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)

- disability and integrated working.

The book encourages readers 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 years in any aspect of children's services, this book will ensure professionals work together successfully to the benefit of all.

Defining Integration: What Are the Different Approaches?
Integrated Early Years Services: Co-Location, Roles and Development
Integrated Children's Services and Ethnicity
Strategic Planning of Integrated Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services
Participation, Disabled Young People and Integrated Children's Services
Analysing Participation in Local Authorities: A Politically Nuanced Holistic Approach
Conceptual Integration in Children's Services

'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

This is an accessible and clearly written no-nonsense guide to integrated working across children's services.

Tim Gill
National Children’s Bureau

Popular reading material for learners working towards completing a Foundation Degree in Children, Young People and their Services- module Promoting the Welfare of Children and Young People

Miss Victoria Ratchford
Early Years (Parsons Walk Campus), Wigan and Leigh College
April 11, 2018

Good book, I have recommended that it be put onto our reading list to support working in partnership in early years module.

Mrs Caroline Ann Larmour
University of Cumbria, University of Cumbria
August 27, 2015

An excellent analysis of effective multi-agency practice based upon research into real world experiences of a multi-agency strategy.

Graham Grace-Gardener
Development and Society, Sheffield Hallam University
March 18, 2015

A highly knowledgeable book that enables students to see integrated working from a different perspective. Highly recommended!

Dr Katherine Cartmell
Education and Early Childhood Studies, Liverpool John Moores University
March 12, 2014

A nice easy to read, clear text that explains how integrated services work, good practical applications useful in seminar sessions

Mrs Melanie Mackinder
Early years Education, Bishop Grosseteste College
February 24, 2014

An excellent book that clearly explains the services involved in the Early Years. The book presents many activities that can be used during seminars.

Mrs Svetlana Shivacheva
University Centre Croydon, Croydon College
November 13, 2013

Currently recommended fror BA Childhood Studies. It is good to have a text that acknowledges the Scottish setting within its overview of policy. John is clearly very knowledgeable and this text has led me to buy and recommend his most recent text as well.

I will now be recommending both these texts to our year 3 B.Ed students for their early years placement where they investigate integrated working.

Gillian Inglis
Faculty of Education, Strathclyde University
July 11, 2013

I looked at this book with a first year student who has considerable experience; she felt, and I agree, that this lays out the basic structures of multi agency working in a way that will be very useful for less experienced students.

Mrs Sara Browne
Early Years, KCollege
March 26, 2013

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