“This is a detailed and comprehensive account of multi-agency work which will be a must read for those involved in implementing the Every Child Matters agenda. Both the text and the layout are easy to access and understand. The introduction outlines a high expectation, which is achieved. Each chapter begins by setting out its intended audience and ends with a short clear summary, questions to provoke further deliberation and a list of resources and information. Rita Cheminais has successfully combined essential information, theoretical background and practical applications in this thorough study of multi-agency work. She achieves the intention of her title, and shows you how to put multi-agency work into practice.” – Jean Salt, Past President of NASEN
Offering practical advice and guidance on how to establish and maintain effective multi-agency partnership working in your setting, this book will tell you how to meet the Every Child Matters outcomes for children and young people.
It clarifies the skills and knowledge required in order to form productive partnerships, and shows you how to set up and maintain good collaborative practice.
Includes useful checklists and examples of best practice in multi-agency working; Presents a range of activities to support team building; Offers reflective questions, to facilitate training and improvement; Provides practical tools for evaluating the impact of multi-agency working; Includes reproducible materials to use with each chapter of the book
It is an invaluable resource for leaders and managers in any early years setting, Children's Centre, primary, secondary or special school or Pupil Referral Unit, and will support anyone responsible for coordinating and managing multi-agency partnership working.
Lecturers in higher education responsible for training members of the children's workforce will value this book, as well as Local Authority officers and Workforce Remodeling Advisers.
Chapter 3: How to Operate and Manage Productive Multi-Agency Partnership Working
How to Operate and Manage Productive Multi-Agency Partnership Working
This Chapter Covers
- The building of relationships within the multi-agency team
- The operation of a multi-agency partnership
- Developing a multi-agency partnership agreement
- Managing conflict and change
- Factors to consider when seeking potential partners for the team
- The multi-agency managed models of leadership
This chapter is useful to leaders and managers setting up multi-agency teams.
Building Relationships within the Multi-Agency Team
How to operate and manage effective multi-agency partnership working is immensely challenging in terms of the extensive time needed for co-ordination, collaboration and partnership building. However, it is very rewarding when the efforts of multi-agency teamwork can be seen in improved outcomes for children and young people.
When you reflect on what has been the main key factor ...