Disabled Children at the Interface
Co-operative Action Between Public Authorities and the Reduction of Social Exclusion
This volume reports a research study that investigates how different local agencies work together—or fail to do so—in their approach to disabled children and their families. The challenge lies in keeping the whole child in view, the child who is more than a patient, pupil or social work client, and more than the sum of these parts.
The study takes a broad view of local policy and practice. Key areas covered include: emerging trends in interagency working; difficulties in interagency work and some solutions; and case studies illustrating the lived experience of children and parents as they are affected by interagency work or its failure.