Co-production In Children’s Services – A think piece

A think piece written by VSC associate Anna Wright focusing on co-production and its relevance to children’s services and community resilience. It explores co-production as a growing method for planning and delivering children’s services, with a strengths-based approach at its heart. The paper defines co-production and the different ways it can be used. It provides examples of its use in children’s services. It identifies how it can be implemented and the benefits and risks of doing it. Finally, it explores how leaders in children’s services might deploy it as part of systems leadership. This is designed as a companion piece to the think piece ‘Changing Professional Behaviour: What Works’, which focuses on how to lead the cultural change required to […]

Changing Professional Behaviour: What Works

A think piece written by VSC Associate Melani Oliver focusing on the need for public services to change in order to meet the challenges of the 21st century and, in particular, the changes that are necessary in an organisation that wishes to build community resilience. As well as identifying the need for change, it explores some of the barriers and offers some insights to leaders in children’s services that will help them to create the right organisational culture and behaviours to meet the changing landscape. changing professional behaviour

Changing citizen behaviour – A think piece

A think piece from VSC associate Anna Wright looking at what approaches leaders in children’s services can use to change the behaviour of citizens and achieve changes that will build resilience and wellbeing. Changing citizen behaviour