Integrated working explained

This publication was withdrawn on 28 May 2014

This document has been archived as the Children’s Workforce Development Council (CWDC) ceased operations in March 2012.

A guide to the techniques, tools and advice about integrated working and the benefits it can have on children.



Integrated working is at the centre of making a real difference to the lives of children, young people and their families. It is a central part of the Every Child Matters agenda and the One Children’s Workforce Framework.

Integrated working involves everyone who works with children and young people, part or all of the time; whether employed, self-employed or in a voluntary capacity.

This booklet has been designed to provide an overview of what is meant by integrated working, the different tools, advice and guidance available and how it can benefit you. This document was originally published by the Children’s Workforce Development Council.


  • background
  • what’s involved
  • common assessment framework
  • information sharing
  • multi-agency working
  • integrated qualifications framework