Integrating Health and Education

Good practice in bringing health and education services together How the managers of two different children’s centres are encouraging collaborative practice between health and education professionals.
At Little Owls Children’s Centre, South Kirkby, manager Helen Cartwright talks about the challenges of getting health professionals on board at the centre as they are not currently co-located and how she has been proactive in overcoming these challenges. A pilot programme for Speech and Language at the centre provides evidence of Helen’s continued focus on encouraging joined-up working between education and health.
At Lune Park Children’s Centre health services such as speech and language therapy, health visitors and midwives are co-located and centre manager Judith Thomas talks about how this has assisted with successful partnerships between health and education. A parent and child workshop at the centre, led by a speech and language therapist and an education professional, shows how working together can benefit children and families.

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