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St Christopher’s wins Government innovation funding

St Christopher’s has secured a grant from the Department for Education’s Children’s Services Innovation Programme to develop new ways of supporting Looked After Children and those on the edge of care.

The Innovation Programme champions good performance and drives innovation by funding children’s professionals to develop “adventurous” ideas for reforming how children’s social care is delivered.

This fits well with St Christopher’s ideology. We embrace and develop evidence-based good practice. In recent years we have been part of the Department for Education’s pilot on social pedagogy and, in partnership with Middlesex University’s Centre for Abuse and Trauma Studies, have enhanced and embedded attachment theory and Attachment Style Interviews as part of our practice.

The “seed” grant will be used to further develop our proposals and we hope to secure further backing from the Innovation Fund for testing and implementation.