The Team Around the Child
Multi-agency Working in the Early Years
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Team Around the Child by Iram Siraj-Blatchford
Book DescriptionThe most important changes to children's services in the last 20 years are set to improve the outcomes of all children from their early years on. The overall aims are to tackle child poverty, improve child protection and the education and childcare for young children, to raise standards, and to provide greater support for parents in bringing up their children. Multiagency approaches will be developed to serve the needs of local children and families. This massive programme of change to children's services follows the Government's publication of the "Children Bill and Every Child Matters: Next Steps". It presents immense challenges and these rest with local government. Key to achieving the declared goals will be the 3500 Children's Centres set up across the country that will integrate provision of education, care, family support, child protection and health services. With its multi-agency focus and underpinning theoretical perspectives, this book will be of special interest to everyone involved in Children's Centres and to the increasing numbers of early years staff involved in multi-agency working and strategies: social workers, child care staff, teachers, health managers, policy makers and advisers, and the people working directly with children and their families. It will be a useful resource for academics and students in higher education. The contributors are all committed to working within a multi-agency framework to secure the well-being of young children and their families.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781858564180
(244mm x 170mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Trentham Books Ltd
Publisher: Institute of Education Press
Publish Date: 12-Mar-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Iram Siraj-Blatchford
Doing Early Childhood Research, Paperback (August 2010)
Reflecting the multidisciplinary nature of much early childhood research, this book covers a wide range of conventional and newer methods including observation. It explains clearly how to set up research projects which are theoretically grounded, well-designed, rigorously analysed, feasible and ethically based.
Early Childhood Matters, Paperback (January 2010)
Documents the development of the importance of early years education from the late 90s into this millennium. This book provides a contribution to the importance of pre-school.
ECERS-E: The Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale Curricular Extension to ECERS-R, Paperback (January 2010)
The ECERS-E is an instrument for measuring quality in literacy, numeracy, science and diversity as observable in pre-school in relation to child cognitive and social/behavioural developmental outcomes for children age 3-5. This book offers guidance on providing a quality environment in which young children and their learning can flourish.
Supporting Identity, Diversity and Language in the Early Years, Paperback (June 2000)» View all books by Iram Siraj-Blatchford
Presents evidence and practical guidance on how to develop young children's emerging language, especially those children who have English as an additional language, and how to generate, activate and assess curriculum for diversity. This book focuses on children's learning for cultural diversity. It also includes real examples and staff activities.
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Author Biography - Iram Siraj-Blatchford
Iram Siraj-Blatchford is Professor of Early Childhood Education at the Institute of Education, University of London and Visiting Professor of Childhood Studies at Wolverhampton University. Karen Clarke is Principal Lecturer in the School of Education, University of Wolverhampton, where Martin Needham is Senior Lecturer and leads the Childhood Studies degree.
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