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Based on the evidence to date, it appears that a number of areas need further clarification.
It is argued that there needs to be a clear vision of service integration at both regional and national level, which is be disseminated and promoted to staff at all levels. If the integration of services is to be achieved there needs to be more 'integrated thinking'.
Stakeholders also contend that there needs to be clarification of the core objectives of the Every Child Matters (ECM) policy to address the tension that some see between meeting the needs of children and families and making the roles of universal, targeted and preventative services clear.
There is also a call for an overall (interdisciplinary) strategy for service assessment and intervention, which also provides a common language and greater agreement on service thresholds and tiers of need.
Other needs that have been identified include:
Finally, work needs to be commissioned on the identification and promotion of agreed outcome measures and standardised research.
Consider the following in light of your own service: