Multi-agency working

Graham Connelly, Tom G.K. Bryce (Editor), Walter M. Humes (Editor)

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    This chapter, therefore, examines the case for a strategic approach to joined-up services by reviewing the development and operation of multi-agency working in Scottish education, and considers the professional imperatives for collaboration between agencies, and the barriers which present significant challenges to action. The chapter begins by outlining the policy context in relation to making Scotland a fairer society through improving educational experience generally, and then discusses more particularly the emerging practice issues for multi-agency working by considering the case study of one significantly disadvantaged group: children and young people who are 'looked after' by local authorities.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationScottish Education
    Subtitle of host publicationBeyond Devolution
    Place of PublicationEdinburgh, Scotland
    PublisherEdinburgh University Press
    Number of pages9
    ISBN (Print)9780748625932
    Publication statusPublished - Jul 2008


    • multi-agency work
    • professional collaboration
    • education
    • schools
    • Scotland


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