What Works in Strategic Partnerships for Children? considers how to build strong and effective partnerships for children. It examines the policy context in relation to work with children and young people, looks at the history of partnership working and reviews the theories underpinning the different models of partnership working. The author evaluates the literature relating to partnership working and explores how we can get beyond local political schisms and historical conflicts to provide the best services for children. The book will provide practical guidance for policy makers, service planners, managers and practitioners on how to plan, fund and deliver services in partnership for children and young people.
Janie Percy-Smith is an independent researcher and Visiting Professor at Leeds Metropolitan University. She has over 15 years' experience of research and consultancy and has particular expertise in project and programme evaluation and qualitative research methods.