Dartington Service Design Lab

Bringing evidence and people together to improve children's lives


We are a research and design charity dedicated to improving outcomes for children and young people  

We work in close partnership with those commissioning, designing or delivering services for children. Our work is grounded in data and evidence, as well as a deep understanding of public systems and the diverse needs and community contexts they serve.



We create the space to think differently. We learn by doing, we learn from our partners, and we share what we learn.  

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who we work with

We work with those willing to try new things in order to improve the outcomes of children and families. Some of our current and recent collaborators, partners and funders include: 

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More information about our Systems Training

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More information about our Frontiers of Innovation Training

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Our team 

Our staff are a talented and multi-disciplinary team of scientists, designers and social policy experts. We are bolstered by a flexible team of skilled associates and governed by a highly experienced Board of Trustees.