Wigfall, Valerie and Moss, Peter
More than the sum of its parts: A study of a multi-agency child care network.
National Chidren's Bureau/J. Rowntree Foundation, London.
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||a. Multi agency working in early childhood services b. Theories about supporting families and young children through open-access, mainstream services, taking an in-depth case study approach. c. This book describes a two year evaluation of an innovative model of multi-agency service provision. The study aimed not so much to assess its effectiveness, but rather to explore how multi-agency working can happen and the difficulties it must address. Research took place when government was endorsing the notion of ‘joined up working’ in policy initiatives. d. e. Based on study of the first two years’ development of the model, methodology included documentary analysis, observation, interviews with staff, representatives from local authorities, local community groups, and parents, including in depth interviews with 3 specific user groups. f. Peer reviewed by academic and practitioner members of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation advisory group for the study and by the publisher g. Lead author
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