Integrated Children's Services
- John M Davis - University of Edinburgh, UK
Community & Family Issues | Early Childhood Education | Social Work - Children
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
- Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)
- Disability and integrated working
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.
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
Good book, I have recommended that it be put onto our reading list to support working in partnership in early years module.
An excellent analysis of effective multi-agency practice based upon research into real world experiences of a multi-agency strategy.
A highly knowledgeable book that enables students to see integrated working from a different perspective. Highly recommended!
A nice easy to read, clear text that explains how integrated services work, good practical applications useful in seminar sessions
An excellent book that clearly explains the services involved in the Early Years. The book presents many activities that can be used during seminars.
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.
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.
A great text for all those working with children and young people. A highly recommended text for students and staff in the sector.
Accessible and supports many perspectives.