Promoting Inclusion: Shared Assesment: Multi-Agency Planning and Practice
Presented in March, 2004
Contributors from the Fife team
- Marion Reid, Acting Head of Service for Children and Young People with Sensory Impairments
- Alan Suttie, Director, Fife Society for the Blind
- Alison Duthie, Acting Assistant to the Head of Service Visual Impairment
- Dr Shân Lees, Staff Grade Paediatrician
- Dr Barbara Scott, Associate Specialist: Child Health and Audiology
- Liz Fairweather, specialist speech and language therapist; Deafness/hearing loss
- Elspeth Clark, Teacher of the deaf
- Tricia Cox, Coordinator, Preschool community teams project.
- One of the main themes of the inclusion agenda is the need to improve the coordination of children’s services in Scotland
- One of the key drivers: Government Polity ‘For Scotland’s Children’
- Local authorities working towards a model of integrated services for children
- Development of Children’s Services Plan, the key working document on children’s services for all partners and services, which aims to ensure effective and integrated planning of children’s services.
For Scotland’s Children: Action Plan
- Consider children’s services as a single service system
- Establish joint children’s services plan
- Ensure inclusive access to universal services
- Coordinated needs assessment
- Coordinate intervention
- Target services
Who needs an integrated service?
Children and young people who have additional support needs
Additional support needs relating to sensory impairment
- Provide an insight into a multi-agency approach to shared assessment; effective planning and practice within the specific area of sensory impairment.
- Demonstrate how education, health, social services, voluntary organisations,
parents and families are working in partnership, while sharing Fife’s
experience of enhancing and developing further mechanisms for;
- sharing assessment materials pertaining to sensory impairment
- joint planning and inter-agency practices pertaining to sensory impairment.