The Integrated Children's System
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BeschreibungThe Integrated Children's System (ICS) is part of the British government's long term program to improve outcomes and life chances for children. The ICS is an inter-agency framework designed to hold information about children and enable easy reference, communication and shared access between different elements of children's services. The ICS was developed to support effective practice with children and families and improve decision making and planning for children in need. The system provides a more structured and systematic approach by integrating the processes of working with children in need from the point of first contact through to the final review. This book outlines what the ICS is, how it works and how to ensure that it is implemented effectively. Drawing on the findings of several pilot projects, this book will be a valuable source of guidance for those using and implementing the database, policymakers and social care managers.
1. Introduction to the Study
2. Implementing the Integrated Children's System
3. Impact of the Integrated Children's System on Recording Social Work Practice
4. Impact on Recording - Social Workers' Perceptions
5. Impact of the Integrated Children's System on Inter-agency Working
6. Impact of the Integrated Children's System on Involving Children and Young People
7. Use of Information Technology
8. Conclusions and Implications for Policy and Practice. Appendix I: Aims and Methods. References. Subject Index. Author Index.
PortraitHedy Cleaver is an emeritus professor at Royal Holloway, University of London. Steve Walker is Principal Consultant for children and young people at the Improvement and Development Agency for Local Government (IDEA). Jane Scott is a member of the Centre for Child and Family Research and Research Fellow at Loughborough University. Daniel Cleaver is an independent academic with a background in pure and social sciences. Wendy Rose is a senior research fellow at the Open University. Harriet Ward is Director of the Centre for Child and Family Research and a professor at Loughborough University. Andy Pithouse is Professor of Social Research at the School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University.
Untertitel: Enhancing Social Work and Inter-Agency Practice. black & white tables. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Erscheinungsdatum: Juni 2008
Seitenanzahl: 224 Seiten