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Education, social justice and inter-agency working

Joined-up or fractured policy?
BySheila Riddell, Lyn Tett

The theme of inter-agency working and partnership, sometimes referred to by the shorthand term ‘joined-up government’, is at the centre of New Labour’s vision of the modernised welfare state. The need to make policy connections appears to be regarded as particularly critical in relation to those at the social margins, for whom the liaison of education, social work, health, social security and employment services is regarded as critical. This edited collection explores policy and practice in a range of areas where education and other agencies interact.