May 2023 saw the fifth Strengthening Families Journal published on the new SFPC website, hosted by SCIE. The Journal is just one of the ways that learning from the Programme will be shared across the sector, to model and support best practice in the successful adoption of innovation.
With huge thanks to readers of previous journals, who replied to our call for comments and suggestions, the following summarises the feedback received so far and how we plan to respond.
Did you find the Strengthening Families Journal interesting?
Yes! 100% of responders found the Journal interesting, noting specific interest in:
- all three innovations and learning from the wider experiences of local authorities across the Programme
- the similarities and differences between the models from the perspectives of Leeds, North Yorkshire and Hertfordshire (the ‘innovators’) who designed them
- insight from the ‘adopter’ local authorities; learning how to overcome challenges and identifying elements critical to the successful implementation of their chosen innovation
- the broader benefits of the SFPC Programme in particular, noting their relevance to stakeholders and partners.
What else would you like to read about?
You asked for:
- insight from adopters at various stages of the adoption process, sharing experiences, successes and challenges
- key themes and shared challenges from across the Programme, including innovators and adopters
- the role innovation plays and why it is important to keep innovating
- impact of the models for children and families.
- engage closely with the innovators and adopters throughout the course of the Programme, capturing shared and bespoke experiences, successes and challenges at all stages of the adopting and adapting process
- draw on expertise within and beyond the SFPC Programme, to include in future Journal issues articles on the role and benefits of innovation in children’s social care
- include contributions from What Works for Children’s Social Care in future Journal publications, including items on impact and the evaluation process.
Thanks again to those of you who have shared your feedback with us.