Analyse the Roles, Responsibilities and Dilemmas of Professional Agencies Working with Children and Their Families

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This document aims to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the many recent changes to UK legal and policy, the organisational frameworks and recent service provisions for children and family. This piece of work will also analyse the roles, responsibilities and dilemmas of professional agencies who are working with children and their families. Lastly it will demonstrate the theoretical understanding of some of the main issues which are related to childhood and parenting. In response to Lord Laming’s Inquiry into the death of Victoria Climbié, policy and legislative changes were introduced which have shaped the immediate future of children’s services. The Every Child Matters (ECM) agenda is, as argued by Walker (2008), the most radical programme of change yet seen, aimed at improving the outcomes for all children and families. Consequently, ECM prompted a significant move towards a joined up work force reform. In this paper, I will examine the concept of the ‘multi-agency team’ and the roles, responsibilities and dilemmas faced by the professionals working within it. Through critical analysis, I will discuss the collaboration between agencies: looking at legislation and policies that the government has put into place to drive this and reflect on the benefits of multi-agency working as well as the possible challenges and barriers. The intention of this assignment is to explore the roles and responsibilities of professional agencies working with children and their families. In this assignment police, health care, and teaching services will be looked at. In addition to this, this assignment will look at possible dilemmas faced by professional services that work with children and families, and how the Every Child Matters agenda has influenced service provision today. Every Child Matters is defined as; a policy strategy which is a shared programme of change
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