The paper presents the issue of collaboration between social work practitioners and teachers/school educators in Child protection framework. The reflections here presented arise from a real experience of education that involved professionals belonging to two Italian Regions. Starting from an international overview, the authors discuss several crucial topics as roles, tasks and competences, professional expectations and working way focusing on specific and critical aspects. Suggestions from Relational social work method and Ethic of care paradigm could support school and social work professionals in promoting dialogical and cooperative pathways. Benefits of this perspective regard both professionals and children, youth and families.
Keywords: Relational Social Work; Care; Child Protection; School; Collaboration