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Introduction

ByMalcolm Hill, George Head, Andrew Lockyer, Barbara Reid

Few individuals who work with children do so in isolation from other profes­ sions and organisations. For most, successful performance of their particular role requires cooperation with others. In recent years, children’s policies in the UK have emphasised the need for a shared commitment by everyone to promoting children’s health, welfare, learning and their ability to contribute responsibly to society. Various terms have been deployed to express this vision, from working together to integrated services.