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Working in Multi-professional Contexts

Working in Multi-professional Contexts
A Practical Guide for Professionals in Children's Services

April 2012 | 216 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
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.

Chapters cover:

- 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.

Introduction: Themes, Issues and Conclusions
The Book, Its Concept, Why It Is Needed and Who It Is for

The Structure of the Book

Multi-Professional Assessment, Planning and Delivery
Concepts of Assessment

Structures of Assessment

Relationships of Assessment


Recommended Further Reading

Participation and Multi-professional Working
Defining Our Concepts of Participation

Structures of Participation

Participatory Relationships


Recommended Further Reading

Traditional Structures of Multi-Professional Leadership and Management
Concepts of Visionary Leadership and Management

Management, Leadership and Organisational Structures

Relational Multi-Professional Management and Leadership


Recommended Further Reading

Contemporary Approaches to Multi-Professional Leadership and Management
Reflexive Managers, Leaders and Individuals

Systemic Multi-Professional Joint Working

Multi-Professional Systems, Relationships and Change


Recommended Further Reading

Multi-Professional Evaluation
Total Quality Management

Research-Based Evaluation/Development

Relational Approaches to Evaluation


Recommended Further Reading

Multi-Professional Learning and Creativity
Concepts of Multi-Professional Learning, Innovation and Creativity?

Environments for Innovation, Creativity and Change


Recommended Further Reading

Final Conclusions

This is an excellent text for my EY EYP students as they have a core module on MA working

Mrs Jane Joyce
Faculty of Education, Winchester University
October 17, 2012

The inter professional training we carry out within the faculty does not focus on specialist practice but is far more generalist.

Ms Kirsteen Laidlaw
Social Work (Carlisle), University of Cumbria
October 3, 2012

Effective use of case studies to explore the challenges of mulit-professional working. Also explores contemporary leadership and management within children's services with good context.

Mrs Sharon Towse
Centre for Educational Studies, University of Hull
July 23, 2012

Look forward to using this excellent textbook with those of our students who are, or have been, practitioners.

Ms Chris Simpson
Community & Youth, University College of St Mark & St John
June 29, 2012

A must have for any practitioner!

Ms Jane Stevens
Early Years, Amersham & Wycombe College
June 20, 2012

Practical and easy to read. A bit children focused but has good references and up to date

Miss Isabelle King
WFD, national Council of Voluntary Youth Services
June 6, 2012

very good, relevant and essential information

Mrs Susan Feltham
Childhood studies, North Hertfordshire College of Further Education
May 4, 2012

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