Interagency working and information sharing between services has been highlighted nationally and internationally in recent years as important for improving services for children and young people.

In 2010, the Centre for Effective Services commissioned the Thomas Coram Research Unit of the Institute of Education London, on behalf of the Office of the Minster for Children and Youth Affairs (now the Department of Children and Youth Affairs), to complete this literature review. The primary aim was to contribute to the evidence base for developing Children's Services Committees in Ireland (now Children and Young People’s Services Committees (CYPSC)); committees that bring together the main statutory, community and voluntary providers of services for children and young people to jointly plan and co-ordinate their services.

A review of the international evidence on interagency working