The Advisory Forum acts as a critical friend, informing and assisting the Innovate Project in several ways. First, it will be a key point of advice for the design and delivery of the project, to ensure it is useful for the range of stakeholders who have an interest in innovating to improve services: young people, parents and carers, policy makers, commissioners, practitioners, and academics. Second, while this is a four year project, the team will be producing outputs throughout, and in a range of formats. We will look to members of the advisory forum to highlight any opportunities for communicating with different stakeholder groups along the way to learn and to inform key policy and practice developments. Third, as the research findings emerge in the later stages, the forum will play a key role in identifying the implications of the project for the sectors or organisations of which they are a part. This will include identifying whether national or sector-specific policies or regulations require reform to adopt or reflect the learning from the project. Finally, organisations representing the perspective of young people and parents will participate directly in the forum, but we also expect forum members to assist with ensuring the voices of children and families from their stakeholder groups are included in forum meetings and within project design, delivery, dissemination and implementation.
Forum members commit to attending one meeting a year, and being available to respond to requests along the way for advice, information or connections from their area of expertise. Organisations currently represented in the forum include:
Academics involved in the forum include:
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