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 month Luke Billingham (Hackney Quest) discusses sports cages: why they matter to young people and communities and why and how we should consider them as part of Contextual Safeguarding. A podcast, report and brand new resource included!

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This briefing considers the extent to which changes made to Working Together to Safeguard Children in 2018, and the existing legislative underpinning that guidance, provide a sufficient policy and practice framework for adopting a Contextual Safeguarding approach. It presents the key messages that emerged from a legal roundtable held in 2020, alongside emergent data from the Contextual Safeguarding programme.

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Ida Cohen is Liquidlogic’s Senior Consultant Social Worker. With a background as a service manager in children’s social care, she explores the potential benefits of delivering case management functionality to support Contextual Safeguarding interventions.

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