Caireen is Innovation Unit’s Director of Engagement and Communication. Caireen spends her time working out how we can most powerfully tell our story to the world. She develops our approach to engaging different people and organisations in what Innovation Unit cares about, what we do, and the impact we have. As ‘Editor in Chief’, Caireen holds the line on the quality of our written and visual content, and works with our internal team and external partners to oversee our brand, website, publications, events and media relations.
Caireen is currently Innovation Unit’s Project Lead on the Department for Education’s Children’s Social Care Innovation Programme, which involves defining and delivering an approach to sharing the learning from the programme. She is also involved in our work with Aga Khan Education Services, and has recently worked on the development of learning outputs from the Local Family Offer pilot programme with the Department for Work and Pensions.
Caireen has worked with Innovation Unit since it’s inception in the Department for Education in 2002. For the past ten years Caireen has been creating practical and engaging learning resources, tools and reports for government agencies, innovation intermediaries, national charities, schools, colleges and local authorities. She has designed and managed a range of research projects, horizon scans and programme evaluations, as well as small and large scale collaborative events. Caireen was previously Strategic Communications and Partnerships Manager for the National College for Leadership of Schools and Children’s Services (formerly NCSL).
AKES Outcome Charter
Too often compromises are made, and a ‘good enough’ education focusing on basic skills is all that is available for many children in challenging contexts.
Why relationships are key to good social work
Positive interactions between social workers and families are essential, but too often policies and practices act as a barrier.
Remind me — what is it that you do?
Innovation Unit creates new solutions for thriving societies. To be clear about what this means we need to be clear about the impact we hope and expect to see in the world.