Social work practitioners’ perceptions of interprofessional collaboration influences in safeguarding children and young people

Nyathi, Nhlanganiso and Akister, Jane (2016) Social work practitioners’ perceptions of interprofessional collaboration influences in safeguarding children and young people. Childhood Remixed, 2016 (6). pp. 90-101. ISSN 2515-4516

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Abstract

Research, child death enquiries and serious case reviews (SCR) routinely identify the recurring failures of interprofessional collaboration in the safeguarding of children and young people. The key consideration, notwithstanding the existing knowledge and understanding and the progress made in safeguarding children, is that it is not always clear what influences the success or failure of a collaborative approach. Whilst the need for systemic understanding of collaboration is acknowledged, there is still a lack of conceptual clarity about what constitutes successful collaboration and why it appears so difficult to achieve. Because of the diverse composition of those involved in the collaboration; ranging from children and young people, their parents or carers to different professionals, it is important to explore the diverse perspectives regarding what influences contribute to the success or failure of this approach. Given the social workers’ lead role, in particular, their perceptions and insights into this process are critical to contributing, not only to practitioner knowledge, but also to effective collaboration as whole.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: service user, collaboration, safeguarding, children and young people
Faculty: ARCHIVED Faculty of Health, Social Care & Education (until September 2018)
Depositing User: Mr Nhlanganiso Nyathi
Date Deposited: 16 Aug 2016 09:41
Last Modified: 14 Nov 2019 16:12
URI: http://arro.anglia.ac.uk/id/eprint/700622

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