Children’s social care innovation programme

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In 2014 the Department for Education (DfE) announced a two year, £100m innovation fund to support 53 bold new approaches to transform outcomes for children and young people in care. The success of the programme led to a second phase beginning in 2016, with £200m committed over four years.

The DfE commissioned Spring Consortium to be the delivery partner for the programme. Innovation Unit is proud to be a member of Spring Consortium alongside our partners Deloitte and Mutual Ventures.

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Learning from the Innovation Programme

Children’s Social Care Innovation Programme Impact in Number (2018)

CHILDRENS SOCIAL CARE INNOVATION PROGRAMME IN NUMBERS

Innovation Programme Project Posters (2018) – find out more about the projects involved in the programme, including evaluation outcomes.

Innovation Programme project posters

Innovation Programme Visual Case Studies and Storyboards (2017-2018) – visual case studies and storyboards provide learning about innovative approaches and methods used in the projects.

Innovation Programme visual case studies and storyboards

Innovation Insights from Children’s Social Care (2017)  – ‘how to’ insights about innovation in children’s social care, including the approaches projects are finding helpful and the conditions required for innovation to thrive.

INNOVATION INSIGHTS CHILDRENS SOCIAL CARE

Learning Summaries (2017) – thought provoking ideas and insights from the Innovation Programme, drawing on the evaluations of Round One projects, IP learning events and on-the-ground experiences of projects.

quick guide DfE quick guide WHOLE FAMILY APPROACHES TO TACKLING DOMESTIC ABUSE

DfE LEARNING SUMMARY #2 MEETING THE NEEDS OF COMPLEX ADOLESCENTS

CHILDREN'S SOCIAL CARE INNOVATION PROGRAMME IMPLEMENTING SYSTEMIC MODELS OF SOCIAL WORK

Interim Learning Report (2016)

Interim learning report - DfE

Authors: Spring Consortium