This report presents details of the questionnaires, practices, and meeting discussions of ESN’s Working Group on Integrated Care and Support that between 2018 and 2021 analysed the integrated provision of support and social services for four population groups:
• Children and families with a focus on child protection;
• Youth with a focus on young people leaving state care;
• Adults with mental health problems;
• Older people with complex needs.
The responses to the questionnaires and the identified and assessed practices represent interesting examples of the breadth of work being undertaken in this area.
The publication provides an overview of relevant principles, initiatives, and practices across different European countries on cooperation between social services and education, health, and employment to support children and adults’ social inclusion.