Articles and working papers
Nathalie Huegler and Gillian Ruch, (2021) ‘Risk, vulnerability and complexity: transitional safeguarding as a reframing of binary perspectives’, in Practice: Social Work in Action, free to download at https://doi.org/10.1080/09503153.2021.1932787
A Brief Introduction to Trauma Informed Practice by Dr Kristine Hickle This is designed to help you understand the impact of trauma on the children, young people, families, and communities you encounter in your work and, through the framework of ‘Trauma-Informed Practice’, find ways of improving safety, resilience, and well-being for yourself, your colleagues, and the individuals and communities you encounter in your work.
Hampson, M., Goldsmith, C. and Lefevre, M. (2021) ‘Towards a framework for ethical innovation in children’s social care’, Journal of Children’s Services', , Vol. 16, No. 3, pp. 198-213. ISSN: 1746-6660.
In this 45min video, Project member Martha Hampson draws on key findings from our review of literature from the field of social care innovation. She sets out: the stages of innovation; drivers and facilitators of innovation; barriers and challenges; and principles for developing ethically informed innovation.
An introduction to the Innovate Project by Professor Michelle Lefevre, the Principal Investigator.
Dr Kristine Hickle, from the University of Sussex, describes how a trauma-informed approach can be important for working with young people experiencing extra-familial risks.
Dr Carlene Firmin describes how a trauma-informed approach can be important for working with young people experiencing extra-familial risks.
Dez Holmes and Susannah Bowyer, from Research in Practice introduce Transitional Safeguarding and how it will be featured in the Innovate Project.
In this blog Dr Gillian Ruch discusses the challenge of relationships, risk and power being at the heart of innovation in social care contexts.
The challenges of moving ethnography online: observing children’s services during the Covid-19 pandemic.
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.
What was moving to adulthood like for you? Getting to grips with the concept of transitional safeguarding
Find out why transitional safeguarding is so fundamental to the way in which we interact with young people, and how we can implement and innovate it in future.
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.
Martha Hampson of the Innovation Unit explores what we mean when we talk about innovation, and how it can be defined differently when seen from different perspectives.
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