2019-02-28 /

Interview study of service providers and coordinators on interagency coordination for children and families. Policies and practices in nine European countries

The collaboration between services for children and families has the potential of tackling inequalities

The collaboration between services for children and families, in fields such as education, health, social work, and welfare, is increasingly recognized as important to tackle social and educational inequalities. This report describes the interviews conducted with 61 heads of services, coordinators, and local government representatives on inter-agency working. The interviews were conducted in the Czech Republic, England, Germany, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, and Portugal.

This study aimed to describe the state, facilitating factors, barriers, and impacts of inter-agency coordination of services for culturally and linguistically diverse children and families, including with a migrant, ethnic minority and/or low-income background, at selected sites in European countries. The goal was to provide recommendations for future policy and practice in the field of inter-agency coordination to promote inclusion in Europe.