Interconnections Worldwide

Working internationally to share information, help build knowledge and support teamwork around babies, children and young people who are disabled, marginalised or vulnerable

The home of Team Around the Child (TAC) and the Multiagency Keyworker


Two classics about multiagency integration: ‘Integrated Pathway’ and ‘Horizontal Teamwork’. Special offer - 20% reduction

spoff“Time and again we construct an... integrated system for a... category of service user only to see it crumble in the face of stronger forces  ̶  like a sandcastle before the incoming tide.”


‘An Integrated Pathway for Assessment and Support: For children with complex needs and their families’

‘Horizontal Teamwork in a Vertical World: Exploring interagency collaboration and people empowerment’

These two books by Peter Limbrick are technical manuals about joint working around people who need multidisciplinary and multiagency support.  Joint working has to be at two levels: Firstly between local senior managers to create integrated pathways with a single point of entry and then between the practitioners around each child or adult.

‘Integrated Pathway’ focuses on babies and pre-school children who have disabilities. ‘Horizontal Teamwork’ focuses on people of any age who have disabilities or are vulnerable for some reason, perhaps in a time of crisis. For reasons I cannot explain, ‘Horizontal Teamwork’ has been very popular in Canada and Australia, while ‘Integrated Pathway’ has had a mostly UK readership so far.

There are 8 sample pages from ‘Integrated Pathway’ here.

There are all chapter summaries from ‘Horizontal Teamwork’ here.

Special offer - £20 for the two books together

The usual combined price for the two books is £25.90 (£12.95 each). The 20% reduction reduces this to £20.00.

Please add £3.00 p&p in the UK and £6.00 p&p in other countries.

To take up this offer, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

This special offer lasts until September 2019.

[To buy either book singly, we offer a reduced price of £11.00 plus p&p.]

Down Syndrome Research Forum. Abstracts invited

This year’s Down Syndrome Research Forum is being held at UCL Institute of Education, London, UK on Monday/Tuesday 16th/17thSeptember 2019

It is hosted by Dr Jo Van Herwegen and the Child Development and Learning Difficulties lab in the department of Psychology and Human Development.

If you would like to present at this year’s Forum, please submit a 200 word abstract to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by June 30th 2019.


New book: Bringing up babies and young children who have very special needs: A 21st century guide for parents, students and new practitioners. Review copies available

coverThis book, written by Peter Limbrick, was published in April 2019. It can be seen here.

Review copies are available for parent organisations, course tutors, academics and editors of magazines, blogs, journals, etc.

Please apply to Peter Limbrick: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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