This book focuses on providing information and guidance for professionals involved in the newly emerging multi-agency, interdisciplinary children's workforce. It does so by helping them to understand the theory behind the issues relating to communication and engagement in multi-agency settings for children and families. The book is of use to both students and those already working in the sector who are undertaking professional development to enhance understanding and skills in the new children's workforce environment.
Born in Scotland, Ally spent half of her adult life working in Europe. She has over 15 years experience in early year's education and care. Her experience ranges from 0-4 years in the private sector, 5- 18 years in mainstream schools and 16 - 65 years in further and higher education. She is now programme leader for BA (Hons) Children's Inter-professional Studies at the University of Hull. Barbara Elliott trained as a nurse and health visitor and worked as a sick children's nurse before commencing a career in higher education. She teaches on a range of nursing programmes as well as the new Children's Inter-professional Studies degree at University of Hull. Angela Shaw; After a long career in education as a teacher, youth and community worker, lecturer in FE and HE, Angela is now Programme Director in the Institute for Learning at the University of Hull.
Communication: The historical and current social policy context What is communication? The process of transferring information Listen to me ... Please Children's voices: Working with children and young people with additional needs Engaging with children, young people, their families and carers at home and in other settings Communicating with children, young people and families in healthcare contexts Communicating with children: The legal dimensions