Public Services are a constantly changing, dynamic environment and for those working within the Public Services the demands are high. This course has been developed collaboratively by practitioners and academics to enhance the knowledge, understanding and skills required to work effectively within multi-Agency teams whether from a statutory organisation, the voluntary sector or a charity. Aimed at personal and professional development for current professionals in the field of multi-agency partnership working and as a natural progression for graduates in policing, law, criminology, sociology or health.
The course team have between them considerable academic and practical experience of multi-agency working and are actively involved in development and research in this area working closely with a variety of agencies in the statutory, voluntary and charitable sectors.
The course is taught using a combination of lectures, practical's and self-directed study to understand the complexity of relationships, pressures and incentives within a multi-agency partnership. The course is delivered and taught by experienced academics, former and current practitioners.
STAGE 1: History and development of early action Organisational development and partnerships Continuous improvement and learning organisations
STAGE 2: Decision-making in the context of threat, risk and harm Ethics and accountability Research methods