SCIE/NICE recommendations on looked after children: Promoting the quality of life of looked-after children and young people

Professional collaboration

Evidence suggests that for the ‘team around the child’ to provide effective care, professionals need to collaborate closely and share relevant and sensitive information. It is also reported that when multi-agency teams are supported and encouraged to address their way of working, they are better able to collaborate when handling difficult and complex situations, and more readily adopt a non-defensive approach that focuses on the best outcomes.

Recommendation 6 Support professional collaboration on complex casework

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Recommendation 7 Ensure everyone involved understands their role

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