Barry Sullivan’s dissertation (2011) investigated “…. experiences of multi-agency working to inform the locality developments being experienced within the authority“. His research questions were:
- What are the factors perceived by practitioners within this Local Authority‘s Children‘s Services as most important to effective locality-based service delivery?
- What are the perceived benefits of locality working for those in this Local Authority‘s Children‘s Services broadly and educational psychologists more specifically?
- What can we learn from professionals‘ experiences of multi-agency working to guide the development of locality teams?
According to the abstract, the paper “is concerned with the development of a model of multi-agency service provision, locality working, in a unitary Local Authority (LA). …. The literature review highlights the lack of evidence supporting the notion that multi-agency working results in better outcomes for service recipients. …. Its unique contribution is to provide an appreciative conceptual model for a form of multi-agency service delivery …”
This is probably worth a read to see what Mount Street Primary can learn from it. I wonder what an appreciative conceptual model looks like?
SULLIVAN, B. M. 2011. The Development of Locality Working and its Impact on Educational Psychologists: an Appreciative Inquiry. University of Bristol.