Resources

Videos

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 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.

Other resources

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.

Article: 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.

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