Local safeguarding children boards (LSCBs) have a statutory obligation to communicate and raise awareness of their activity as outlined in Working together to safeguard children: a guide to inter-agency working. This includes ensuring that partner organisations, such as statutory and independent agencies and employers, are aware of safeguarding arrangements. It is also important that members of the local community have an increased understanding of the work that is being carried out to help keep children safe.
This resource focuses particularly on the agency and inter-agency aspects of collaboration by introducing the situation of an older man, Norman Grant and the agencies supporting him.
This resource uses examples drawn from different services and teams to help you think about team working in the context of inter-professional and inter-agency collaboration. It explores some of the conditions that support effective team working and offers opportunities to reflect on contribution as a team member.
This resource introduces professional identity as a central factor in interprofessional relationships. It invites users to consider the implications of similarity and difference between professionals and how to sustain identity and practice constructively within collaborative relationships.
This resource invites people to explore different dimensions of interprofessional and inter-agency collaboration (IPIAC) and to hear, early on, from those who use care services and carers speaking about their experiences of effective and ineffective collaboration. It will help develop and review understanding of: what is meant by ‘interprofessional and inter-agency collaboration’ (IPIAC); why collaboration has grown in importance; the kinds of evidence that informs collaboration; and key policy and legislation and their timeline.
Framework designed to provide a systematic method of analysing, comprehending and recording what is happening to children and young people both within their families and the community where they live.
Reports on a study into outreach services offered by Sure Start Children's Centres to engage and support disadvantaged children and families. Key aims were to discover whether outreach was successful in reaching the most disadvantaged, to discover a definition of best practice and to highlight the relevant skills, qualifications and experience for good outreach.
This learning object provides an introduction to the assessment framework in which Norma Baldwin discusses the origins, nature and key features of the Integrated Assessment Framework. Norma currently teaches child care and protection at Dundee University's Faculty of Education and Social Work. Her extensive research into community development approaches to child protection has influenced policy development throughout the UK. Norma has also conducted developmental and evaluative work on services in a number of local authorities.
Review to promote the reduction of abuse or neglect of children, and to improve the services for children who experience abuse or neglect. It pays particular attention to the needs of the small number of children whose family or environmental circumstances are so poor that their future wellbeing is placed at serious risk.
Report presenting the findings of a study which investigated the continuity of care experienced by prisoners before and after release. It also makes recommendations as to how continuity of care between prison and the community could be improved.