Module 10 highlights the necessity and utility of multi-disciplinary collaboration in handling in cases of (suspected) child maltreatment.
This module holds that multi-disciplinary cooperation in child protection is necessary to improve care for abused children and their parents. Child abuse occurs in a context with multiple problems and risk factors. No agency can intervene in all areas that need to be addressed with a family. Different service providers need to be included. Collaboration in child abuse cases contributes to better assessments and better access to child and family services. The module teaches how to work in a multi-disciplinary team. It focuses on teambuilding and reflection on conditions for collaboration between organisations and professionals from various agencies and disciplines. Special attention is paid to the sharing of information.