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Cross-sectorial cooperation – 
A short summary

All organizations and the different departments in the municipality that by law are responsible for young people experienced a need for

- cooperation

- finding effective solutions fast

- avoiding working parallel or double, without knowing of each other, and with the objective to avoid working against each other

- preventing the skillness of ”service-shopping” to develop amongst teenagers

- pulling the work load together and preferably in the same direction

Target group for the cooperation

Young people 
1) who don’t use their statutory right to upper secondary education 
2) who will be in need of assistance, and will follow an individual planned curriculum in school 
3) those who’ll need learning programmes based on practice and work experience and don’t rely 
on the upper secondary schools to cater for this need

Cross-sectorial cooperation – presumed achievements 

- fast, effective and coordinated solutions for young persons who need assistance 

- assist in individual career planning 

- solutions today (‘here and now’ more profitable than ‘next year’)

- avoid wasting their time (the right to education is time limited)

- avoid the practice of young people being sent from one department to another without any action taken

- prevent the young people from developing ‘the noble art of service-shopping’


Cross-sectorial cooperation – who are the participants?

The participants are meeting each other regularly. The Follow-up Service is responsible for calling in and the making of the agenda

Sometimes the Follow-up Service will invite other participants than those who are part of the core group. 
In most cases, those who don’t meet regularly can read from the agenda if they should participate or not.  

Representatives from the smaller municipalities are always invited in cases concerning one of their own inhabitants

• Employment office
• Both the upper secondary schools in that region
• The School Psychology and Educational Service for Upper Secondary Education in that region

Sometimes representatives from the following services are also invited or asked to participate:

• The Childrens Welfare in the relevant municipality
• Psychiatric Ward for Children (under 18 years)
• Psychiatric Ward for Adults (over 18 years)
• The local probation office
• Those who are working with addiction problems (alcohol or drugs

How do we get in touch with those who may need our assistance?

Everybody who are working with people from the target group may ask to discuss an individual case in the CSC. No cases are discussed without an INFORMED AGREEMENT in writing from the person in question.

The Follow-up Service has, according to law, a register consisting of all young people that do not use their statutory right to upper secondary education. Assistance from the Follow-up Service is offered, but it’s not mandatory for anyone to accept this offer. 

It’s following up we’re supposed to do – not pursuing or hunting…

Progress in the case work 1

- The Follow-up Service offers counselling

- The Follow-up Service draws up a plan of action

- The Follow-up Service prepares the case for the next meeting in CSC 

Procedure for cases that have been dealt with in CSC

The Follow-up Service makes a report from the meeting, according to ’who does what when, and what is the expected result’

Everybody who have participated in that exact case, receive a summary of the case, including the action plan.

The Follow-up Service will see to the summoning of the CSC, the reports, as well as the communication with all concerned parties, inside as well as outside the SCS.

The counselling procedure

- Counselling
- Plan of action

One small step in the right direction…

…..will enhance the possibility of success in the end

- Achievement and self esteem are the key words for success