Multi-agency working has been shown to be an effective way of supporting children and young people with additional needs, and securing real improvements in their life outcomes.
There are a number of ways of delivering multi-agency services. The Department of Children, Schools and Families (DCSF) review of practice suggested that there were three broad models:
Not all services will fit one of the models exactly - there are no hard and fast rules about how multi-agency services should be set up, and there may be some differences on the ground.
The Every Child Matters website has useful resources, including toolkits for managers and practitioners.
|CWDC multi-agency working factsheet||September 2007|
|CWDC Multi-agency working FAQs||October 2007|