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Multi agency working

Connelly, Graham (2013) Multi agency working. In: Scottish Education. Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh, pp. 840-849. ISBN 9780748645824

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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.