A model for multi-disciplinary collaboration in child protection
McPherson, L, Macnamara, N & Hemsworth, C 1997, 'A model for multi-disciplinary collaboration in child protection', Children Australia, vol. 22, no. 1, pp. 21-28.
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Working from a background in child protective intervention and staff training and development, the authors sought to address two commonly reported deficits in child protection – the lack of a risk management framework and failures in interagency collaboration. This paper reports their approach to locating a risk and safety factor matrix and their evaluation of its use in a series of interagency workshops designed to improve collaboration.