Posts tagged Vicky
Breaking down complexity into bite-size pieces

This summer saw the launch of our one-day introductory workshops on Systems Thinking Applied to Children’s Social Care in London and Manchester. These were aimed at introducing the concepts, methods and tools of systems thinking to decision-makers in local authority children’s services. With a new lineup of dates for training, we’re reflecting on the key takeaways for those who attended the sessions, what future attendees expect, and what’s next for us…

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Pressures on children’s social care: a systems response

System dynamics isn’t a silver bullet – the strategies it identifies for safely reducing demand still have to be implemented well. But in the context of a 49.1% reduction in central government funding since 2010/11, local authorities are forced to cut services and centralise functions which, in the long-term, can contribute to poorer provision and higher spend.

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