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Welcome to KindleCo

Working in the interests of Children, Young People & Families

KindleCo delivers organisational consultancy, multi-agency project coaching and partnership mentoring for social purpose organisations and the Public Sector.

We specialise in supporting the sector champions of

* Social Inclusion

* Mental Health & Wellbeing

* Education & Skills

The work is led by Jo Broad, an experienced public sector strategist and Leader of multi-agency projects and partnerships.

KindleCo is values - led and outcomes – driven:

I commit to work in collaboration, with courage, compassion and creativity to: Co produce effective partnerships, lead engaging projects & foster high aspirations to serve our most valuable assets: Children, Young People & Families.

Through KindleCo, I share experience gained over the past 25+ years working with and through the Public Sector, enabling you and your key partners to deliver social purpose objectives in the bigger picture.

I will build your confidence and capacity to engage with government - influenced programmes, policy and in partnerships.

I want to help you build impact and resilience into your work streams, into your organisation and ultimately into the sector.

By working creatively and with the courage of our convictions, I believe we can all deliver a lasting meaningful contribution for children, young people and families.

My services can support your organisation to:

* respond confidently to sector change

* plan strategically

* build capacity

* design new services

* broker strategic alliances & partnerships

* develop stakeholder networks

* deliver multi-agency projects

* enrich & underpin organisational development

* lead with and through others

Collaborative endeavour is my rocket fuel and I want it to be yours too.

"Jo understands the ethos of organisations that innovate and knows how to deliver results".

Click on "About Us" for more client testimonials.......

KindleCo News

Autumn 2017 News: Children & Social Work Act - A Land Of Challenge And Opportunity

When the Government published 'Putting Children First' in July 2016 (the DfE's Policy paper on Children and Social Work) there was considerable doubt in the sector as to the Bill's likely success, and what changes it would bring as an Act.
Key to predicting with relative certainty the outcome, was taking a careful look at its antecedents in Policy terms over the past 3-5 years: the Children & Families, Devolution, Education & Adoption Acts, and a new LA remit for Public Health.

Armed with a small splash of wisdom born out of experience, it became clear to those of us with a track record of interpreting Public Policy announcements, that the Bill would indeed go through and at a relatively fast pace....

Royal Assent was granted just as Parliament closed in April ’17, for the General Election and most key elements from 'Putting Children First' made it onto the statute books. You can read my earlier predictions on this, by clicking through this News article. But where are we now?

Read on for my quick fire overview. Enjoy!

Emotional Health & Mental Wellbeing: Vulnerable Children, Their Families And Professional Supporters - Reflective Spaces

When the Government's new guidance to promote Health & Wellbeing of Looked After Children was published back in 2015, it rightly promoted integrated agency working.

But what about the Health & Wellbeing of the adults involved in supporting vulnerable children, Looked After, or not?

There is an army out there of parents, carers, schools staff, public sector workers, and volunteers all engaging with vulnerable Children and Young People.

How can their wellbeing also be supported so they can process the emotional impact of this work and 'stay whole'?....

Understanding Your Stakeholders...

For a business development manager in the Health Outcomes sector, KindleCo recently produced a quick fire briefing note - to help bring a busy individual up to speed on their Stakeholder eco-system. "My job entails juggling multiple stakeholder interests with both the Public & Private sectors as partners…

Kindleco: Continuing To Support Developments At Innovative National Children's Charity

“As a national charity at the cutting edge of support for vulnerable children & families, The Mulberry Bush Organisation has to evolve in response to government led change" – Children & Families Act, the arrival of Health & Wellbeing Boards, the changing public sector landscape for Mental Health, ..."now is no exception", says John Diamond, CEO... read more...

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