Working Together For Young Children

Author: Tricia David
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136143327
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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With 1994 designated the United Nations Year of the Family, young children and their relationship with parents and carers is firmly back on the political agenda. Amongst recent legislation to meet this agenda in Britain is the Children Act 1989. The Act seeks to improve the position and perception of children in society, by stressing the rights of children and the responsibilities that parents and the caring professions have towards them. Working Together For Young Children addresses the central issues facing young children and their families in the light of this new social and political climate. The contributors - experienced in the fields of health, education, social and voluntary services - provide information, research evidence and ideas about practice in the light of recent legislative reform. Emphasising the need for continuity, comprehensiveness and collaboration at all levels of care provision, different chapters explore the services directed at children `in need' as well as children in general.

Working Together for Children

Author: Gary Walker
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 0826498175
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A factual and analytical introduction to the systems and processes of multi-agency work with children and families. >

Support Partnerships

Author: Penny Lacey
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134104189
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The challenges and possibilities for collaborative support partnerships across the range of special needs are thoroughly explored in this practical book based on current research. Case studies are used to illustrate practice that is achievable yet forward thinking drawn from a variety of services and age phases. This book gives guidance for the sharing of practice, and advice for those wishing to embark upon or improve the way in which they work with other people and services.

Nursing and Multi Professional Practice

Author: Janet McCray
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446204987
Format: PDF, Mobi
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`The book is a real find for nursing students (and academics!) – a clear and comprehensive overview of all the key ideas related to multi-professional practice, with learning activities to help students develop a good understanding of policy and practice issues. The examples that are given will help make sense of how the theory applies to practice. This is a book that will become a key source of reference throughout any undergraduate nursing programme' - Dr Kay Caldwell, Head of the Institute of Nursing and Midwifery, Middlesex University This book offers nursing students an introduction to - and foundation in - multi-professional practice. It explores the reasons behind the changing face and redesign of many services in health and social care, and it looks at how this affects the readers own role in the emerging multi-professional partnerships and teams. Features of the book include: o it provides a framework for developing the knowledge and practice skills needed for effective collaborative working o it contains examples drawn from acute medicine, primary care, mental-health services, learning disability nursing, child and family social care, and community nursing o it is embedded in real-life practice and brings together examples from traditional and more innovative practice settings o it offers tips for successful teamworking and reflects upon likely challenges o the chapters are supported by a range of interactive study activities linked to the student nurse's practice placement experiences. Nursing and Multi-professional Practice will help students to develop the skills for effective collaboration. It has been designed to map onto the pre-registration curriculum and will be invaluable reading for all nursing students, as well as professionals and trainees working at the interface of health and social care.

Contemporary Issues in the Early Years

Author: Gillian Pugh
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 0761970533
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Praise for First Edition 'The book has been extensively revised to take account of recent legislation in education, health and social services, and includes a new chapter on children’s rights. It brings together the views of many of the most prominent and well-respected figures in the early years sector' - Nursery World It is now widely accepted that during the first few years of life the foundations are laid for all future development. If children are to reach their full potential, then high quality services are required that meet their needs for education and care, and the needs of their parents for support. Yet it is only very recently that government has recognized the importance of

Additional Educational Needs

Author: Sue Soan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113680353X
Format: PDF, ePub
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Teaching a class of learners with many different additional educational needs can be challenging to the extreme. Based on the latest national legislation and the importance of achieving 'inclusive communities' within schools, this book provides succinct and practical information on working with children with a full range of additional educational needs. This book: covers unfamiliar areas beyond the typical SEN spectrum - such as gifted and talented, bilingual learners and supporting children in care appropriate for every key stage and educational setting includes case studies, discussion questions and key issues to help develop reflective practice Makes close links with the Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) standards. Accessible and user-friendly, this book will be essential reading for all students of education – including teaching assistants, trainee teachers and newly qualified teachers – on a range of learning support courses (Foundation Degree, BA QTS and PGCE).

Improving Inter professional Collaborations

Author: Anne Edwards
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134032374
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** Shortlisted for the NASEN Special Educational Needs Academic Book Award 2009 ** Inter-professional collaborations are invaluable relationships which can prevent the social exclusion of children and young people and are now a common feature of welfare policies worldwide. Drawing on a four year study of the skills and understanding required of practitioners in order to establish the most effective interagency collaborations, this comprehensive text Gives examples from practitioners developing inter-professional practices allow readers to reflect on their relevance for their own work Emphasises what needs to be learnt for responsive inter-professional work and how that learning can be promoted Examines how professional and organisational learning are intertwined Suggests how organisations can provide conditions to support the enhanced forms of professional practices revealed in the study Reveals the professional motives driving the practices as well as how they are founded and sustained Full of ideas to help shape collaborative inter-professional practice this book shows that specialist expertise is distributed across local networks. The reader is encouraged to develop the capacity to recognise the expertise of others and to negotiate theor work with others. This book is essential reading for practitioners in education and educational psychology or social work, and offers crucial insights for local strategists and those involved in professional development work. The book also has a great deal to offer researchers working in the area of cultural historical activity theory (CHAT). The four year study was framed by CHAT and offers a well-worked example of how CHAT can be used to reveal sense-making in new practices and the organizational implications of enhanced professional decision-making. As well as being important contributors to the developing CHAT field, the five authors have worked in the area of social exclusion and professional learning for several years and have brought inter-disciplinary strengths to this account of inter-professional work.