Innovate Insights.

Welcome to Innovate Services’ Insights page;
a place where you can hear directly from our project
leads and the local authorities we support.
We’ve taken great care to only present information we feel
you’ll find informative and useful. So, please do feel free
to read our blog and case studies.

Introducing Head of Service for Children and Families,  Claire Nelson

Introducing Head of Service for Children and Families, Claire Nelson.

As Claire makes the jump from being Project Manager to Head of Services for Children and Families, we go behind the scenes to find out what motivates her inside and outside of work.

Duty & Assessment: Bradford Children’s Social Care

Duty & Assessment: Bradford Children’s Social Care.

When Bradford Children’s Social Care approached Innovate CYPS at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic in November 2020, its existing duty and assessment service was facing inordinate pressure.

“Every opportunity should be a therapeutic opportunity”

“Every opportunity should be a therapeutic opportunity”.

Kerry, who joins Innovate with over 16 years’ experience in supporting children in their recovery from trauma, shares her journey with us and her aspirations for Innovate therapeutic care.

“Our therapeutic model has not been lifted off the shelf.”

“Our therapeutic model has not been lifted off the shelf.”.

Therapeutic care and cultural change consultant, Patrick Tomlinson, has recently partnered with Innovate Services. Hear how he will support us in delivering positive, sustainable outcomes for children and young people.

“At Innovate, I leave the day feeling good about the work I’ve completed”

“At Innovate, I leave the day feeling good about the work I’ve completed”.

Everyone at Innovate Services has a vital role to play in making sure that our social workers can make the impact that they do.

Meet Darren Shaw, Director of Service Delivery at Innovate Services

Meet Darren Shaw, Director of Service Delivery at Innovate Services.

In our first interview with our newly appointed Director of Service Delivery, Darren Shaw, we discuss his future aspirations for the service.