Changing children's services
Working and learning together
- Pam Foley, Andy Rixon
- Paperback, 312 pages, 246 x 189 mm
- 02 Jul 2008
- Working Together for Children series
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North America customers can order this book here from the University of Chicago Press.
"Multi-agency working is one of the biggest challenges facing Children's Services today. This book not only explain the issues effectively, drawing upon a variety of theoretical, professional and research perspectives, but also gives clear pointers as to how practice in working together can be improved."
Professor Denny Hevey, The University of Northampton
"New ways of working together are very challenging for planners and practitioners alike. This book provides a wealth of cutting-edge thinking setting out the common skills and the conditions and processes that promote effective multi-agency and multi-disciplinary models of work with children and their parents and carers."
Maurice Crozier, educational psychologist
"This book helps all of us to think about the importance of practitioners and agencies working together to consider and support children and families from a range of perspectives. It is a really useful contribution to thinking positively about the importance of listening to, and evaluating, the views of all those involved in working with children - especially the children themselves."
Trevor Evans, Consultant and Social Worker
About This Book
"Changing children's services: working and learning together" focuses on the fundamental changes to children's services associated primarily with the drive towards increasingly integrated ways of working. It critically examines the potential for closer 'working together', its effectiveness and its impact on children, parents and children's services as a whole. It also explores the role of learning in this changing environment. This book will contribute to debates about the knowledge and skills that are seen as essential for work with families in childcare, health, social care and educational children's services.
Author BiographyPam Foley is a Senior Lecturer in the Open University's Faculty of Health and Social Care. She researches and writes in the fields of children's health care policy and practice and children's emotional and social development. Andy Rixon is a Lecturer in Children and Young People in the Open University's Faculty of Health and Social Care. He has many years experience as a social worker and in local authority training and development.
Chapter one: Inter-agency working with children and families ~ Andy Rixon, Bill Stone
Chapter two: Working together for children? ~ Andy Rixon, Bill Stone
Chapter three: Working with change ~ Andy Rixon
Chapter four: Learning together ~ Andy Rixon
Chapter five: Assessment, action and evaluation ~ Caroline Jones, Stephen Leverett
Chapter six: Working with parents and carers ~ Stephen Leverett
Chapter seven: Skilled work with children ~ Pam Foley.
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