• Summary
  • Contents
  • Subject index

Working together with fellow professionals across different sectors of children's services is central to good practice for all those who work with children and young people. This book looks at how children's services can work together more effectively; by taking an approach that is grounded in research, the book engages critically with both the benefits and the pitfalls of integrated working.

The importance of relationships, roles, responsibilities and strategic planning is discussed, and chapters cover:

What integrated working looks like in practice; How early years services work; Ethnicity; Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS); Disability and integrated working

The book encourages the reader to reflect on their own background and how this influences their view of specific children, families and fellow professionals, as well as their own practice. Suitable for all those working with children and young people from Birth to 19 in any aspect of children's services, this book will ensure professionals work together successfully to the benefit of all.

Strategic Planning of Integrated Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services
Strategic planning of integrated child and adolescent mental health services

This chapter includes information from a summary report (Davis, 2008) carried out for Durham and Darlington Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services. It is included with the kind permission of Mark Cain and Lorrae Rose of County Durham Primary Care Trust.

Chapter Overview

This chapter will enable practitioners to consider the key issues that young people believe underpin integrated child and adolescent mental health services. It discusses the development of a local mental health strategy, issues of prevalence, different professional approaches to assessment, participatory approaches and conceptual integration. It draws from a range of sources to consider the development of a participatory integrated child and adolescent mental health ...

  • Loading...
locked icon

Sign in to access this content

Get a 30 day FREE TRIAL

  • Watch videos from a variety of sources bringing classroom topics to life
  • Read modern, diverse business cases
  • Explore hundreds of books and reference titles