Making links between different professional roles, policies and practices, this book equips readers swith the skills, knowledge and understanding that managers, practitioners and students require to work in integrated multiprofessional settings. It
draws on case studies to consider the dilemmas, challenges and complexities common within workplaces.
- roles, policies and practices in integrated services
- quality assessment in a multiprofessional context
- evaluating and developing children and family services
- participation and engagement in integrated family centres
- contemporary leadership and management in multiprofessional teams
- innovative multiprofessional learning
creative multiprofessional environments.
Each chapter incorporates activities to support professional development. Six chapters analyse: multi-professional case studies on inclusive education; joint assessment and family support; leadership in integrated children's services (education, health and social services); participatory one-stop family centre design; and mentoring in the childcare/early years sector.
'Comprehensive coverage of the complex challenges of multi-professional working make this book essential reading for educators, students and professionals. Case studies are used effectively and the reader is directed to appropriate further reading.
An excellent contribution to the field'
-Eunice Lumsden Deputy
Divisional Leader and Programme Leader for the BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies Degree at The University of Northampton