Social work and multi-agency working

Making a difference

Edited by Kate Morris

Social work and multi-agency working
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Edited by Kate Morris

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

192 pages | © 2008
Cloth $75.00 ISBN: 9781861349460 Published May 2008 For sale in North and South America only
Multi-agency working is a dominant characteristic of emerging policy and practice across the range of social care settings. While this challenging activity places considerable demands at both practice and policy levels, when done well, service users agree it offers enhanced service provision. When delivered ineffectively, it can be frustrating and disempowering.This stimulating introductory text explores the challenges and opportunities for social-work education and practice within the context of multi-agency working. It brings together leading experts from across a range of disciplines, including criminology, mental health, child protection, drugs and alcohol, and education, to give the reader insights into different social care settings. It includes perspectives of those using services as well as describing the relevant legal and policy context and offering an overview of key research findings and contains trigger questions and a recommended resources section within each chapter. With an emphasis on identifying learning that can inform future practice, this text will be an essential text for both qualifying and post qualifying social workers who will go on to practice in diverse and assorted settings.
Contents

Setting the scene

    ~ Kate Morris
Delivering youth justice through partnership working

   ~ Nathan Hughes and David Prior
Bringing together child health and social care provision: challenges and opportunities for multi-agency working

   ~ Jane Coad
Working with extended schools to prevent social exclusion

   ~ Anne Edwards, Apostol Apostolov, Irene Dooher and Anna Popova
Accessing and using multi-agency services: the experience of families

   ~ Leonie Jordan
Making sense of social work practice in multi-agency mental health services

   ~ Ann Davis, Alex Davis and Tony Glynn
Working together: responding to people with alcohol and drug problems

   ~ Sarah Galvani
Multi-agency working and partnership in services for adults with learning disabilities

   ~ Nicki Ward
Social work practice with older people: working in partnership

   ~ Rosemary Littlechild
Conclusion

   ~ Kate Morris

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