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 briefing summarises emerging lessons for the designers and users of case management systems in children’s services with an interest in Contextual Safeguarding

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In this briefing we explore the relationship between Contextual Safeguarding and the Social Model of Child Protection – and the potential that may exist in bringing these two ideas together to create child protection practices that target the social conditions in which abuse occurs.

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Carly Adams Elias is an Organisational Lead for Exploitation at Safer London; an organisation which works alongside young Londoners affected by violence and exploitation, as well as their families, peers, and a recently seconded Youth Work Practice Advisor in the Contextual Safeguarding Team. In this blog, she reflects on the work undertaken between Safer London and the Contextual Safeguarding Team to research how Safer London consider and work with peer relationships within their services.

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