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Integrated Children's Services

Integrated Children's Services

March 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 readers 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 years 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

this text demonstrates the pros and cons of integrated working for children services practitioners

Mrs Kerrie Lee
Centre for Educational Studies, Hull University
August 14, 2011

A comprehensive text exploring in depth the area of 'Integrated Children's Services'. Cearly delivered with ideas for activities and chapter overviews.

Miss Sandra Lyndon
Childhood Studies : Early Years, Chichester University
August 8, 2011

Focused, relevant and relates directly to one of the module titles we deliver. We have already ordered copies of these for our library.
Chapter 2 particularly pertinent, very interesting and supported well by activities to consolidate learning. Chapter 5,6,7 very disjointed and broken up by bullet points and scenarios.

Mrs Sue Raphael
Early Years, Stephenson College
July 20, 2011

An essential text which gives good case studies to consider and discuss.

Mrs Michelle Rogers
Centre for Early Childhood, University of Worcester
June 3, 2011

This is a readable text which enables graduate social work students to explore interprofessional working as part of their PQ award.

Mr Dave Mason
Faculty of Health, Staffordshire University
June 1, 2011

A helpful introduction to the topic which will provide an overview of this important area to our students working in a range of contexts with children and young people

Dr Sally Nash
Youth, Midlands Centre for Youth Ministry
April 27, 2011

I feel this book is a little deep for my learners however will be recommended to those wishing to go on to higher levels of study. It is a useful tutor reference book

Mrs Gwyneth Walsham
School of Teaching and Learning, Gateshead College
April 15, 2011

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