• Summary
  • Contents
  • Subject index

Fully up to date with the SEND Code of Practice this book explores all the key contemporary issues relevant to supporting children with special needs in an early years context. Combining theory with practice, it demonstrates how to ensure children’s individual needs are at the heart of early years provision. Key topics covered include: • The history and current climate of SEN provision • Working with Parents • Models of special needs provision • Leadership and inclusion • Professional ethics • Multi-agency working • Early intervention • International perspectivesx This core textbook is an essential read for early years students at all levels, and early years practitioners who wish to gain a greater understanding of the core issues affecting special needs provision.

Multi-agency Working : Partnership and Collaboration
Multi-agency Working: Partnership and Collaboration
Estelle Martin
Chapter Objectives
  • To outline aspects of models of multi-agency collaboration and services for children and families.
  • To consider the importance of the range of disciplines that may be involved in the support of children with SEND to come together in collaboration to provide integrated services.
  • To consider the policy and practice regarding the expression and voice of children with SEND to contribute to their own review and developmental process within a person-centred approach.
Definitions of Multi-agency Working

Multi-agency working can be defined in many different ways. The Wigfall and Moss definition below particularly recognises the importance of shared objectives from a variety of service providers when meeting the needs of children with SEND and their families.

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