|Good intentions being duplicated?
NPC has published a new guide to systems change in charities to de-mystify the process and help practitioners engage with it. In the charity sector we bump up against ‘systems’ all the time. Whether it is a persistent re-offender or a young person about to leave care, individual problems are embedded in networks of cause & effect.
Of course the decisions that individuals make – their capabilities, beliefs & attitudes, are of vital importance. But systems shape & constrain people’s choices and create situations they do not have the power to escape.
No education, no chance of a job (2nd item)