Chapter 6. Multi-Agency Care for Children with Complex Needs

  1. Jean Teare MSc, BA (Hons), RNT, RGN, RSCN, DN lecturer
  1. Mary Law RGN, MW, HV, RSCN, PG Dip, BSc (Hons) general nurse midwife school nurse health visitor community practice teacher

Published Online: 4 FEB 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444302615.ch6

Caring for Children with Complex Needs in the Community

Caring for Children with Complex Needs in the Community

How to Cite

Law, M. (2008) Multi-Agency Care for Children with Complex Needs, in Caring for Children with Complex Needs in the Community (ed J. Teare), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444302615.ch6

Editor Information

  1. University of Bradford, UK

Author Information

  1. Pre-registration Nursing at the University of Bradford, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 FEB 2009
  2. Published Print: 28 MAR 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405151771

Online ISBN: 9781444302615

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Keywords:

  • multi-agency care for children with complex needs;
  • profound and multiple learning difficulties (PMLD);
  • multi-agency working;
  • child development teams as local specialist teams of professionals;
  • Team Around the Child (TAC) model;
  • lead professional for ensuring co-ordinated services;
  • integrated working and effective partnership working;
  • Common assessment framework (CAF);
  • three key steps of CAF process;
  • safeguarding children with complex needs

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Multi-agency working

  • Child development teams

  • Team around the child

  • The lead professional

  • Integrated working and assessment

  • Common assessment framework

  • Safeguarding children with complex needs

  • Useful websites

  • References