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This is a handy guide to the topics you need to know about whether studying or working in the field of learning disabilities. The A-Z format allows you to “dip in” and quickly find relevant information on topics ranging from Autism to Rights and from Advocacy to Challenging Behaviors.

Multi-Agency and Multi-Professional Services
Multi-agency and multi-professional services
ChrisChennell
Definition

The term ‘multi-agency and multi-professional services’ is taken to mean more than one ‘agency’ and more than one professional working together to provide a service. ‘Agency’ is used to reflect statutory and independent sector organisations and may even differentiate between individual departments within one organisation; for example, ‘social service provider services’ and ‘social service care management’ are frequently deemed to be separate agencies. It is usual that the individual representatives bring their differing professional backgrounds and training to bear, although sometimes it is sufficient to simply bring a different perspective to the situation. Similarly, in this context the term ‘professional’ is used loosely to describe a person working, usually for pay, but this is not necessarily a constraint ...

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