Date: 13-09-2018

NEWS - ISOTIS makes the case for inter-agency work

A new publication from the ISOTIS project focuses on successful inter-agency work for lower socioeconomic status, immigrant and Romani Families in Belgium, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal and the UK.

The study asks poignant questions about the success of the selected case studies; it focuses on their models, impact, challenges and good practices.


Outcomes of the literature review
Suggestions from the publication focus on the importance of ensuring political will and commitment at multiple levels, strong leadership and management systems, joint inter-agency training and additional studies testing the longer-term impact of such work. These suggestions are aimed at aiding the development of policies for inter-agency work in various contexts.

The research, Comprehensive review of the literature on inter-agency working with young children, incorporating findings from the case studies of good practice in interagency working with young children and their families within Europe, was authored by Jacqueline Barnes with contributions from colleagues, including ISSA’s Stano Daniels.


ISOTIS builds on the strengths and potential of culturally and linguistically diverse families. The project gives voice to these families by including them in the process of adapting early education and support systems. The consortium generates concrete recommendations and tools in order to contribute to effective policy and practice development. 

You can read more about the project here.