'[This] is an invaluable resource for any person working towards improving the Every Child Matters agenda; whether in education, health, social care or the voluntary sector' - Support for Learning
'[This book] provides a useful plethora of practical activities, realistic advice and useful guidance on the promotion of multiagency approaches within education establishments in England and will be of great interest to professionals and trainers who are responsible for progressing work in real settings' - European Journal of Teacher Education
'This is a fabulous resource, with helpful and practical hints, tips and downloadable electronic resources….A truly invaluable resource for leaders and managers in any early years setting, or for those who are responsible for training members of the children's workforce' - Early Years Educator
'For those of us who work in educational settings the book provides a useful window into the working of the other agencies with whom we may be co-operating in extended schools' - Matters Arising
'This is a detailed and comprehensive account of multi-agency work which will be a 'must read' for those involved in implementing the Every Child Matters agenda. Both the text and the layout are easy to access and understand. The introduction outlines a high expectation, which is achieved. Each chapter begins by setting out its intended audience and ends with a short clear summary, questions to provoke further deliberation and a list of resources and information. Rita Cheminais has successfully combined essential information, theoretical background and practical applications in this thorough study of multi-agency work. She achieves the intention of her title, and shows you how to put multi-agency work into practice' - Jean Salt, Past President of NASEN
'This book delivers what it intended in terms of practical resources and is a must for all leaders, managers, practitioners and lecturers in the field of children and young people's services. It provides a useful tool for implementing policy, especially ECM' - Nasen's Special
About the Author
Rita Cheminais is a leading expert in the fields of special educational needs (SEN), nationally and internationally. With a background as a teacher, a SEN Co-ordinator, an OFSTED inspector, a General, Senior and Principal Adviser in SEN and Inclusion, as a School Improvement Officer, and as a Freelance Education Consultant, Rita has thirty seven years of practical experience.
She is a prolific writer and respected author of journal articles and books in the areas of SEN, inclusion, Every Child Matters, Pupil Voice, and Partnership Working with Families and Multi-agencies. Rita speaks regularly at national conferences on these topics.