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Exploring how services are addressing extra-familial risks experienced by young people outside of the family home. Building new knowledge about the processes of innovation in social care.

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When we began the Innovate Project four years ago in 2019, Michelle Lefevre (the project’s Principal Investigator) gave each of the team members an acorn, inviting us to plant it and see if it would grow. In our end of project meeting on 12 December 2023, Michelle said that she had planted her acorn in

As we move through the final stages of the Innovate Project, our thoughts have been turning to what we have learned within our three domains of investigation, which were about: (i) the processes of innovation; (ii) extra-familial risks and harms; and (iii) the three practice and system frameworks of Contextual Safeguarding, Trauma-informed Practice, and Transitional