Making links between different professional roles, policies and practices, this book equips you with the skills, knowledge and understandings that managers, practitioners and students need to work in integrated multiprofessional settings. The book draws on case studies to consider the dilemmas, challenges and complexities common within your workplaces.
Chapter 2: Multi-Professional Assessment, Planning and Delivery
Multi-Professional Assessment, Planning and Delivery
This chapter considers a range of issues including: policies in children's services, the call for earlier intervention in family problems, the shift to shared processes of multi-professional assessment, the notion of standardised record-keeping and the emergence of lead professional accountability. The chapter analyses the case study of Dunlean (a Scottish local authority) in order to help you understand the connections between assessment policy, theory and practice. In considers the procedures at Dunlean in relation to hypothetical examples including an incident of domestic violence (involving Molly), the case of a girl (Frankie) who is exhibiting behavioural issues and the case of a girl (Jenny) receiving additional support at school. You are encouraged to adopt a strengths-based approach to assessment, information sharing and service delivery, and the chapter concludes by ...