Multi agency working

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The theme of this chapter is 'joined-up' working, the concept of professionals collaborating to provide effective services for the most vulnerable children and their families. It considers the professional imperatives for collaboration between agencies and the barriers which present significant challenges to action. The chapter begins with an outline of the policy context. This is followed by a discussion of multi-agency working in the school context and the implications for practice in the more specific context of children and young people who are 'looked after' by local authorities.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationScottish Education
Subtitle of host publicationReferendum
EditorsT.G.K Bryce, W.M. Humes, D. Gillies, A. Kennedy
Place of PublicationEdinburgh
PublisherEdinburgh University Press
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9780748645824
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jul 2013


  • inter-agency working
  • children's services
  • looked after children
  • multi agency working


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