Iain MacRitchie on changing the relationship between schools and the community

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Glaswegian social entrepreneur is changing the relationship between schools and the community with an eye to giving a leg up to the most disadvantaged students.

Sean Redmond on building trust and agency in criminal justice

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Professor Sean Redmond from the University of Limerick discusses a network approach to the ‘wicked’ social problem of young people caught up in adult gangs.

Toby Lowe on complexity theory and its use in public policy

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Toby Lowe uses complexity theory to encourage public policy makers to engage with the world as it is, messy and difficult.

Tim Moore on the neurobiology of relationships

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‘We are wired to relate to others’. Tim Moore from Melbourne Children’s Hospital discusses this idea by explaining the neural processes involved in social interaction.

Maff Potts on teepees, altruism and mutual aid

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About 5,000 people a day enter Blackpool hospital.The Association of Camerados put a teepee in the foyer. About 1,000 people entered each week. The result was a boost to altruism and mutual aid.

Tom Sexton and Donald Forrester on what makes for good helpers

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Some practitioners achieve better outcomes than others. Some do so by doing what they are told. Others follow their nose. Tom Sexton and Donald Forrester trade reflections on the data.

Hilary Cottam on Radical Help

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Leading British innovator and protagonist for relational social policy Hilary Cottam reflects on three decades of designing solutions to major social challenges summarised in her new book Radical Help.

Donna Hall on forging a new Deal between state and Wigan citizens

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The Wigan Deal forged a new relationship between public systems and civil society. As Chief Executive Donna Hall was one of the architects of the Deal.

Keith Danby on Faith in the System

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Public systems struggle to find people who can earn a salary as a foster parent. Keith Danby talks about finding volunteers to take in children and support their families.

Charlie Howard on ideas before organisations

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Charlie Howard has a track record for finding, nurturing, funding and scaling ideas put forward by young people. Here she talks about how organisations get in the way of such innovation.