CHILDHUB AND PROMISE WEBINAR SERIES: Formal agreements and the daily work of multidisciplinary interagency cooperation

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Date of webinar: 
14 Jun 2018
Start and finish time of webinar: 
3-4 pm CET
Lecturer: 
Turid Heiberg, Council of the Baltic Sea States
Ana Marija Spanic, Psychologist, The Child and Youth Protection Center of Zagreb, Croatia
Anders Forsberg, Head of Barnahus Stockholm 
Ólöf Ásta Farestveit, Leader of Barnahus Iceland
Organisation/Provider/Organiser: 
ChildHub

In this webinar, a panel of experts will discuss how their formal interagency agreements were developed and what they contain. They will discuss who regulates the service and how such regulation is working. Further learnings from the processes to formally establish their multidisciplinary and interagency collaboration will be shared. The experts will further discuss the way their interagency teams work to share information about cases and guarantee the privacy of the child, including who coordinates the work, who monitoris the work, and how the service ensures continuous documentation and access to relevant case information across the team until the case is closed. Further learnings in interagency case management will be shared.

The format of this webinar is a discussion. Instead of a lecture, the moderator will introduce the Barnahus Quality Standards 2 and 5, and will describe how they were developed. After introducing a few questions, she will turn the floor over to the panelists who will then discuss freely – with minimal moderation. Participants are encouraged to share their own experiences and ask questions. This ‘fly on the wall’ experience goes beyond the report. We hope it gives you valuable insight into the thoughts, the processes, and the learnings that helped these featured baranahus and similar setups to mature and thrive.

Standard 2: Multidisciplinary and interagency collaboration

  • A formal interagency agreement, including a clear definition of the agencies’ respective roles and responsibilities has been signed by authorized representatives, committing the services to multi-disciplinary and interagency collaboration in the service.
  • The service is recognised and regulated by a national or local social or child protection services, law enforcement/judicial system or the national health system through law or formal agreement.

Standard 5: Interagency case management

  • The interagency team and the respective agencies share information relevant about the case throughout the criminal investigation and judicial process as appropriate for the benefit and in the best interest of the child.  
  • A designated professional of the team monitors and coordinates the multi-disciplinary response, including interagency case assessments. Interagency case assessments form the basis for individual plans for each child.
  • The service ensures continuous documentation and access to relevant case information to the interagency team members on the progress of the case until case closure.
  • The privacy of the child is guaranteed. There is a clear plan for dealing with the confidential information from the clients, the storage of this information and who has access to it.
  • A designated, trained individual or member of the team monitors the multi-disciplinary response to ensure that there is continuous support and follow up with the child and non-offending family/care-givers.

Moderator:

  • Turid Heiberg, Council of the Baltic Sea States

Panelists:

  • Ana Marija Spanic, Psychologist, The Child and Youth Protection Center of Zagreb, Croatia
  • Anders Forsberg, Head of Barnahus Stockholm 
  • Ólöf Ásta Farestveit, Leader of Barnahus Iceland

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Language(s) of the materials: 
english.

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