Welcome to The Innovate Project
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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Latest blog posts
In this blog Dr Gillian Ruch discusses the challenge of relationships, risk and power being at the heart of innovation in social care contexts.
In our latest blog Dr Carlie Goldsmith, research fellow on the trauma-informed practice strand of the Innovate Project, reflects on the experience of moving ethnography of children’s services online. Specifically, she discusses some of the challenges this raises for researchers, especially those involved in highly sensitive research.
In this blog Carlene Firmin explains how the Innovate Project will advance our understanding of Contextual Safeguarding and the conditions that best facilitate its development in local areas.