Write an essay, which critically examines the development and value of multi-agency working in the UK

Topic: Task: Write an essay, which critically examines the development and value of multi-agency working in the UK.

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The focus needs to be on the principles and intentions that underlie the concept of multi-agency partnerships. Critically examine means to look in close detail and establish the key facts and important issues surrounding a topic. Therefore, you must consider the agencies that work in partnership to support learners in your setting ( a primary school), the process and intention of multi-agency working and, the validity of the concept in terms of ensuring learner support and progress.
E.g.: Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hubs (MASH)- Bringing together a number of agencies including police, children’s social care and health services under one roof (‘co-location’), a MASH can combine the expertise and resources of several bodies in order to identify children and young people who are at risk of child sexual exploitation and refer them to the appropriate agency for action and support.

Useful links:

Cameron, C. and Moss, P 2011 Social Pedagogy and Working with Children and Young People: Where care and education meet Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Edmond, N. and Prince, M. 2012 Integrated Working with Children and Young People: Supporting Development from Birth to Nineteen Sage
Hatton, K 2013 Social Pedagogy in the UK Russell House Publishing
Lambert M. Surhone, Miriam T. Timpledon, and Susan F. Marseken 2010 Social Pedagogy Betascript Publishing
Stephens, P 2013 Social Pedagogy: Heart and Head EHV
Storø, J 2013 Practical Social Pedagogy: Theories. values and tools for working with children and young people Policy Press
Useful Websites:
https://www.education.gov.uk/childrenandyoungpeople/strategy/integratedworking/a0069013/multi-agency-working

https://www.ripfa.org.uk/resources/30-evidencebase/66-an-exploration-of-best-practice-in-multi-agency-working-and-the-experiences-of-families-of-children-with-complex-health-needs-what-works-well-and-what-needs-to-be-done-to-improve-practice-for-the-future

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15717917

https://www.safenetwork.org.uk/training_and_awareness/Pages/benefits-of-multi-agency-working.aspx

https://www.communitycare.co.uk/2011/06/03/multi-agency-safeguarding-centre-for-childrens-referrals/#.UnEfGfmpWoM

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