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The practitioner, the agency and inter-agency collaboration

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. It will assist the user to think of the organisation/agency in which they work as part of a network of organisations/agencies, professions and services; appreciate that each organisation, including their own, shapes the roles of its staff, supplies resources and sets the boundaries of services; understand the interdependence of agencies and their practitioners in achieving the range of support that people who use care services may require; recognise that inter-agency collaboration ranges along a continuum, from cooperation based on mutual objectives to collaboration structured by regulated procedures; and appreciate that procedures provide a framework for practice but rely on people to make them work by applying expertise and values and negotiating outcomes.

Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE)
Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE)