How can we ensure that our services, policies and procedures are set up to avoid harm? New open access resources explore innovation in response to extra-familial risks.
The resources have been developed from the Innovate Project, a four year UK study funded by the ESRC (Economic and Social Research Council) which is exploring how services are innovating to address harms that young people may experience beyond the family home.
The videos share the developing findings of the project and focus on supporting innovation work in children’s social care. Alongside the resources, a new video with Dr Karen Treisman looks at the steps we can take to ensure our organisations become trauma reducing instead of trauma inducing.
These resources explore innovation, safeguarding and trauma-informed practice.
Trauma-informed practice and Contextual Safeguarding
How might you know if your organisation or team were responding in a trauma-informed way to young people experiencing extra-familial harm?
Professor Kristine Hickle and Dr. Roni Eyal-Lubling explore the challenges that may hinder innovation and the potential benefits of taking a trauma-informed approach to supporting young people. Professor Michelle Lefevre and Dr. Jenny Lloyd also share learning from organisations that are developing Contextual Safeguarding.
Learning from organisations developing Contextual Safeguarding to support young people experiencing extra-familial harm.
Adopting trauma-informed practice when responding to young people experiencing extra-familial risk and harm.
How can we ensure that our services, policies and procedures are set up to avoid harm? Dr. Karen Treisman looks at the steps that we can take to help our organisations to become trauma-informed organisations.
Enhancing innovation in children's social care
How can we ensure we practice ethical innovation in children’s social care?
Professor Michelle Lefevre and Julie Temperley discuss the system conditions that support innovation, both of which could support design, planning and review of innovation in a local context. Professor Gillian Ruch also explores the presence and significance of emotions during innovation and the emotional impact involved.
These practices could support leaders and practitioners during design, planning and review of innovation in your local context.