Learning programme materials
These summaries aim to provide thought-provoking ideas and insights from the DfE’s Children’s Social Care Innovation Programme, including what we know is working, with reference to the places and people that are trying new approaches. The summaries draw on the evaluations of Innovation Programme projects published in 2017; on Programme learning events; and on-the-ground experiences of projects.
Innovation Insights boards
Spring Consortium have developed a set of Innovation Insights boards to capture insights from the project’s perspectives about how innovation in Children’s Social Care is being done, which methods people are finding helpful and the conditions required for innovation to thrive. They offer an introduction rather than a ‘how to’ guide, using illustrative examples of projects from within and beyond the Innovation Programme. The boards also provide reference links to further information.
There are five Innovation Insights boards covering the topics below, as well as a summary introductory sheet:
The value of innovation in Children’s Social Care
Innovation methods in Children’s Social Care
Adopting and adapting innovation
Scaling and spreading innovation
Creating the local system conditions for innovation
Innovation Programme learning event on Innovation towards Excellence
Doncaster Children’s Services Trust – Growing Futures Dissemination Conference
Innovation Programme workshop on Family Group Conference
Innovation Programme workshop on Whole Service Change
Innovation Programme event on Complex Safeguarding
Leeds City Council Conference – Reimagining the child welfare system for the 21st century
NIS Seminars – Evidence into Real World Practice in Children’s Services: Creativity and Innovation in Challenging Times
NCAS Conference 2016
A review into the establishment of Achieving for Children
Children’s Social Care Innovation Programme Project Directory
Children’s Social Care Innovation Programme Storyboards
Please see below for some of our Round 1 Innovation Programme projects storyboards written by the projects themselves. These storyboards showcase the project’s innovation and the learnings they have made throughout their journey from their point of view.
Coram-i storyboard Nov 2016
Ealing Brighter Futures storyboard Nov 2016
Hertfordshire Family Safeguarding storyboard Nov 2016
Islington storyboard May 2016
Leeds Family Valued storyboard Nov 2016
NYCC No Wrong Door storyboard Nov 2016
Pause storyboard May 16
Children’s Social Care Innovation Programme
Interim Learning Report
Working together: new people, new team, new skills.