In recent years government initiatives such as Sure Start, Extended Schools and Every Child Matters have been significant in the promotion of an agenda to create collaborative working environments and introduce multi-agency practice into a range of child-centred settings. Developing and Evaluating Multi-Agency Partnerships provides advice and guidance for managers and leaders responsible for overseeing multi-agency working in these settings, providing a self-evaluation framework to help improve the quality and effectiveness of multi-agency relationships.
The valuable tools and templates within this book will:
The self-evaluation framework provided in this book meets the requirements of the Children’s Workforce standards and OFSTED requirements for effective partnerships. A highly practical handbook, this book is essential reading for all those who are implementing or improving a multi-agency partnership in their setting.
To improve the effectiveness of this resource, additional resources are downloadable in customisable form from http://www.routledgeteachers.com/resources/fulton
'While the book provides all that you will need, you can also download self-evaluation grids, and action plan, portfolio checklists, evidence sheets and support materials from the Routledge Education website.'
- Special Children October/November 2009
List of Figures and Tables Acknowledgements Abbreviations How to use this Resource Introduction 1. Origin and Benefits of the multi-agency self-evaluation process 2. Overview of the multi-agency self-evaluation process, auditing and action planning 3. Compiling a multi-agency portfolio of evidence 4. Monitoring, evaluating and assessing multi-agency working 5. Achievements and outcomes of engaging with the multi-agency self-evaluation process Appendix – Model materials to support the multi-agency self-evaluation process Multi-agency information leaflet PowerPoint presentation to introduce the self-evaluation process Example of a multi-agency partnership agreement Glossary Useful Websites References and Further Reading Index