Developing contextual responses to the abuse and exploitation of young people


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Welcome to the Contextual Safeguarding Network from the University of Bedfordshire. This network brings together practitioners, researchers and policy makers who are committed to protecting young people from harm outside of the home. Join the network for free to access resources, tutorials, videos and briefings.
To find out more about Contextual Safeguarding follow the links below.

This spotlight shares an example of a peer-led intervention at Abianda, a social enterprise that works with young women affected by gangs and county lines.

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This System Review Tool aims to support service leaders and/or other researchers who are evaluating, or exploring, the use of Contextual Safeguarding to identify and assess an organisations/partnership’s progress in implementing a Contextual Safeguarding approach.

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In this blog post Research Fellow Delphine Peace explores responses to extra-familial harm internationally, and the applicability of the Contextual Safeguarding approach to the international child protection field.

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