Systems thinking and systems change might sound like academic jargon but many social innovators apply approaches that are based on these practices, but without all the difficult language.
One of the organisations using such an approach is the UK-based The Children’s Society, where systems change work done for the benefit of children and young people is part of the work of almost every employee. The charity organises the Systems Changers programme, which builds the confidence and capabilities of frontline practitioners to transform systems and tackle the complex issues faced by young people today.
In Sitra Lab’s second HERÄÄMÖ breakfast event, we will be joined by Adam Groves and Lucy Dacey from The Children’s Society. At October’s event, the pair will share their experiences of how their systems change work is becoming a part of their organisation’s core operations and how it is applied in a national programme. That programme is called and seeks to tackle the exploitation of children with others in the children and youth-service system.
The Children’s Society is one of the leading charities working with children and young people in the UK. It is a leader in testing out new approaches to systems change, with which they hope to improve the lives of the nation’s most vulnerable young people.