An ‘integrative moment’? Interprofessional collaboration to children’s services integration

Joan Forbes

Abstract


Using the conceptual framework offered by the fairly new but potentially fruitful conceptual map of ‘social capital’, this paper examines the effects of recent policy and legislation on the work relations between teachers and speech and language therapists. Policy statements are critiqued using an analytical framework of questions which explore the implications for professions. It is suggested that at this ‘integrative moment’ it is critical that policy, which is sending out messages in children’s services integration policy that are reconstructing interprofessional and interagency relations in complex ways, is produced by groups that are representative and that policy processes are transparent.

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