This report is presented to the Antenatal to Three Initiative (ATTI) of the Tallaght West Childhood Development Initiative (CDI). It outlines the findings of a short baseline research into interagency working as it pertains to children in the antenatal to three years age cohort and their families in the four communities of Tallaght West, (Brookfield, Killinarden, Jobstown and Fettercairn).
The report represents the first key output of the evaluation process of ATTI. The purpose of the research was to gather a comprehensive picture of the nature and extent of interagency working relating to children and families in the ante-natal to three cohorts. It was envisaged that this would, in turn, enable ATTI stakeholders to:
- understand current levels of interagency working and identify how ATTI could further support the development of interagency working in support of ante-natal to three;
- connect with service providers' perspectives on interagency working – both current experiences and future aspirations; and
- Identify a baseline of current interagency working in Tallaght West against which to evaluate the effectiveness and impact of ATTI in the coming years.