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Integrated Children's Services

Integrated Children's Services

April 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 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.

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

A great text for all those working with children and young people. A highly recommended text for students and staff in the sector.

Ms Allison Dunhill
Education , Hull University
March 17, 2013

Accessible and supports many perspectives.

Mrs Michelle Rogers
Centre for Early Childhood, University of Worcester
March 12, 2013

This is an excellent text which will be used extensively to inform sessions.

Mrs Rhiannon Macpherson
Occupational Therapy, Glyndwr University
December 13, 2012

Very useful, up to date and accessible.

Miss Caroline Meredith
School of Education and Innovation, Bishop Grosseteste College
November 18, 2012

a valuable supplementary reading book for both our nursing and social work students

Dr Vincent Icheku
Faculty of Health and Social Care, London South Bank University
November 8, 2012

This is an excellent book for students, clearly written and informative.

Rosie Walker
Institute of Education, Worcester University
October 30, 2012

Excellent and informative book in the context of multi-professional working

Dr Doug Martin
The Lifelong Learning Institute, Leeds University
August 9, 2012

Useful text book which can be used on a variety of programmes such as Education Studies, Health and Social Welfare and Social Work. Contains relevant up to date material.

Miss Danielle Chavrimootoo
Department Education, Bradford College
July 12, 2012

Interesting updated discussion on issues of integrated services in England. The text provides examples from practice. It helps students to develop a more reflective insight into the issues of working with other professionals

Ms Kyara Cuningham-Rojas
Education Studies, Croydon College
June 29, 2012

An excellent book that is well structured, and accessible to read. It is very relevant to a range of modules from level 4 through to 6 on the Early Childhood Studies course.

Mr Stuart Barton
Business and Social Science , University Campus Suffolk
April 5, 2012

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Chapter 1

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