Joint Working in Gateshead

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In Gateshead we have seen significant progress in how we work together to ensure positive outcomes for children, young people and their families. 

We will continue to develop:

  • Inter-agency governance – a strong Children and Young People’s Partnership and sub-structure with a clear delegated accountability framework
  • Integrated strategy – a clear Children and Young People’s Plan supported by a Joint Commissioning Strategy to ensure services are responding to need
  • Integrated processes – common tools and processes for practitioners to work together from the point of identification and assessment through to reviewing effectiveness including Common Assessment Framework (CAF), Team Around the Family (TAF) and Lead Practitioner (LP) processes
  • Integrated front-line delivery – creating area based arrangements for universal and targeted services with some co-location and better integrated arrangements for specialised services at the borough-wide level