Whole System Appreciative Change Project

An ambitious project to embed asset-based systems thinking, not only in the core Alliance project work but also throughout that of our partnerships and allies.

This project completes a year-long sector development project that has already produced stakeholder consultation research and a new four-year strategy for improving support for Service children. The project will culminate with a “whole-system-in-the-room” event, which brings all parts of the sector supporting service children together.


  • Use established systems mapping techniques to enhance our understanding of the sector we work in and the assets we bring;
  • Explore and develop our approach to joined up systems working to guide the way we work together;
  • Identify key systemic challenges, needs and gaps and use the expertise in the room and more broadly across the system to connect people together to better address these;
  • Create concrete proposals for improving the system and work in it;

SCiP Alliance Strategy:

  • Community 2: Enhance our leading role as a trusted advocate for the sector, through the cycles of listening to and action for our Community.

Partners: The project is being generously funded by the Annington Trust. Expertise and training is being delivered by Gareth Evans, Organisational Development, Consulting & Conversational Space Facilitator. A core group of champions drawn from the SCiP Alliance Management Group will be developing skills in Whole System in the Room events, asset-based facilitation and systems thinking this year to co-deliver a sector development event and take the project forward in subsequent years.

For further details, please contact Head of Operations, Katherine Lawrence,

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