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Supporting Inclusive Working (ECC): Multi-agency working (SIL203)

Essential Reading

Department for Education (2014) Working together to safeguard children: a guide to inter-agency working to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. Available at:

Recommended Reading

Connelly, G. (2013) 'Multi agency working', In Bryce and Humes (2013) Scottish Education. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press. Available at:

Department for Education and Skills (2005) Every child matters: aims and outcomes. Available at:

Article: Jacques, J. (2011) 'Safeguarding vulnerable adults', Student BMJ, 19.

Article: Lumsden, E. (2014) 'Changing landscapes in safeguarding babies and young children in England', Early Child Development and Care, 184 (9-10), pp.1347-1363.

Article: Salmon, G. and Rapport, F. (2005) 'Multi agency voices: a thematics analysis of multiagency working practices within the setting of child and adolescent mental health', Journal of Interprofessional Care, 19 (5), pp.429-443.

Article: Stevens, E. (2013) 'Safeguarding vulnerable adults: exploring the challenge to best practice across multi-agency settings', The Journal of Adult Protection, 15 (2), pp.85-95.

Article: Thompson, K. (2013) 'Multi-agency information practices in children's services: the metaphorical 'jigsaw' and professionals quest for a 'full' picture', Child and Family Social Work, 18 (2), pp.189-197.

Tomlinson, K. (2003) Effective interagency working: a review of the literature and examples from practice. Available at:

Further Reading

Foulds, L. (2016) 'A reflection on safeguarding in practice', British Journal of Nursing, 25 (17), pp.S28-S30.

Pearce, J.J. (2014) ''What's going on' to safeguard children and young people from child sexual exploitation: a review of local safeguarding children boards' work to protect children from sexual exploitation', Child Abuse Review, 23 (3), pp.159-170.

Peckover, S. and Trotter, F. (2015) 'Keeping the focus on children: the challenges of safeguarding children affected by domestic abuse', Health and Social Care in the Community, 23 (4), pp.399-407.

Phair, L. and Heath, H. (2012) 'Safeguarding vulnerable older people in hospital', Nursing Standard, 27 (4), pp.50-56.

Reece, A. (2010) 'Leading the change from adult protection to safeguarding adults: more than just semantics', The Journal of Adult Protection, 12 (3), pp.30-34.

'Safeguarding adults and the law' (2014) The Journal of Adult Protection, 16(1) pp.60-61.