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Collaboration integration and change in children's services: critical issues and key ingredients

Horwath, Jan and Morrison, Tony (2007) Collaboration integration and change in children's services: critical issues and key ingredients. Child Abuse and Neglect, 31 (1). pp. 55-69. ISSN 0145-2134

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    Government and state policy, irrespective of jurisdiction, increasingly require and indeed specify the nature of collaboration with regard to the delivery of child welfare services for maltreated children. The rationale for collaboration appears obvious in as much as it is aimed at promoting multidisciplinary practice in order to meet the needs of the vulnerable child. However, collaboration, whilst a useful and motivating concept, is in reality far from straightforward and contains complexities and ambiguities.

    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: UoA 40 (Social Work and Social Policy and Administration) Copyright © 2007 Elsevier Ltd
    Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
    H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
    Schools: School of Human and Health Sciences
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    Date Deposited: 24 Aug 2007
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