Inter-organisational collaboration in family-centred practice: A framework for analysis and action
Article first published online: 9 JUN 2005
Australian Social Work
Volume 58, Issue 2, pages 132–141, June 2005
How to Cite
Scott, D. (2005), Inter-organisational collaboration in family-centred practice: A framework for analysis and action. Australian Social Work, 58: 132–141. doi: 10.1111/j.1447-0748.2005.00198.x
- Issue published online: 9 JUN 2005
- Article first published online: 9 JUN 2005
- Article accepted for publication November 2004.
- family-centred practice;
- human services;
- inter-organisational collaboration
Inter-organisational collaboration in the human services is challenging because of the multiple and complex nature of the inherent potential sources of conflict. In this paper, a conceptual framework is advanced for assessing the sources of conflict at five levels of analysis: (i) inter-organisational; (ii) intra-organisational; (iii) inter-professional; (iv) inter-personal; and (v) intra-personal. While yet to be systematically tested, this conceptual framework may assist practitioners, managers and policy makers in the human services to enhance collaboration across organisational and sectoral boundaries.