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Developing Multiprofessional Teamwork for Integrated Children's Services

Developing Multiprofessional Teamwork for Integrated Children's Services

Paperback Open University Press

By (author) Angela Anning, By (author) David M. Cottrell, By (author) Nick Frost, By (author) Josephine Green, By (author) Mark Robinson

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  • Publisher: OPEN UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Format: Paperback | 168 pages
  • Dimensions: 150mm x 226mm x 12mm | 240g
  • Publication date: 1 June 2010
  • Publication City/Country: Milton Keynes
  • ISBN 10: 0335238114
  • ISBN 13: 9780335238118
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: charts
  • Sales rank: 676,366

Product description

This book is an important practical resource for all professionals engaged with planning, implementing and evaluating multi-professional teamwork and practice in children's services. The first book to combine theoretical perspectives, research evidence from the 'real world' of children's services, and reflections on policy and practice in inter-agency services in England, this fully updated new edition retains its popular approach, while reflecting the numerous changes to policy, practice, and research. The book exemplifies what multi-professional work looks like in practice. It examines real dilemmas faced by professionals trying to make it work, and shows how these dilemmas can be resolved. It considers lessons to be learnt, implications for practice and recommendations for making multi-professional practice effective. Featuring useful guidance, theoretical frameworks and evidence-based insights into practice, this book is a key resource for students on courses studying early childhood and families, as well as social workers, teachers, support workers in children's centres, family support workers, health workers, and managers of a range of children and youth services.

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Author information

Angela Anning is Emeritus Professor of Early Childhood Education at the University of Leeds and for five years was a principal investigator on the National Evaluation of Sure Start team at Birkbeck College, London, UK. David Cottrell is Foundation Chair in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Dean of Medicine at the University of Leeds, UK. Nick Frost is Professor of Social Work (Children, Childhood and Families) at the Faculty of Health, Leeds Metropolitan University, UK. Jo Green is Professor of Psychosocial Reproductive Health and Deputy Director of the Mother and Infant Research Unit at the University of York, UK. Mark Robinson is a researcher who works at the Centre for Men's Health, Leeds Metropolitan University, UK.

Table of contents

Part one: Researching and understanding multi-professional teams working with children Working in a multi-professional world Researching multi-professional teams Organizing and managing multi-professional teams Part two: Working and learning in a multi-professional team Multi-professional perspectives on childhood Changing roles and responsibilities in multi-professional teams Sharing knowledge in the multi-professional workplace Part three: Planning, implementing and supporting multi-professional teams working with children Making it work 1 - addressing key dilemmas Making it work 2 - strategies for decision-making and service delivery Taking multi-professional practice forward Appendix: Multi-agency team checklist Bibliography Index