Education and Social Work working collaboratively to support vulnerable families

Michael Jopling, Sharon Vincent

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This chapter examines two innovative programmes aimed at improving support and provision for vulnerable families, and promoting their well-being and resilience. It focuses on the benefits, tensions and challenges associated with the inter-agency collaboration, which was central to the two programmes and, arguably, all effective support for vulnerable children, young people and families. After a brief discussion of the term “vulnerable” and inter-agency collaboration, we focus on what our research into the programmes told us about how education and social work professionals collaborate both with each other and (less commonly) with the families with whom they work, both of which are relatively unexplored areas.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationChildhood wellbeing and resilience
Subtitle of host publicationinfluences on educational outcomes
EditorsZeta Williams-Brown, Sarah Mander
Place of PublicationLondon
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9780367342432
Publication statusPublished - 30 Oct 2020


  • education
  • social work
  • collaboration
  • vulnerability


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