Multi-disciplinary work with children and young people

Process and outcomes

Authored by: Nick Frost

The Routledge Handbook of Global Child Welfare

Print publication date:  February  2017
Online publication date:  February  2017

Print ISBN: 9781138942752
eBook ISBN: 9781315672960
Adobe ISBN: 9781317374749


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Amongst the major shifts in child welfare in recent decades has been the growth and development of multi-disciplinary work with children and young people. This chapter will explore these developments within a global context – whilst giving examples primarily from the United Kingdom. It will be argued that this shift is part of a global development – which extends beyond child welfare. Multi-disciplinary working is part of a wider emphasis on ‘the Network Society’ (Castells, 1998) and challenging the ‘silo effect’ (Tett, 2015), which spreads across private enterprise, the public sector and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) involving a range different professions and activities.

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