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 guide signposts practitioners to available resources on the CS Network. It is organised by stages depending on your level of familiarity with the CS framework.

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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 Tony Meehan outlines the Non-Violent Resistance (NVR) approach and how it can be used alongside and complement Contextual Safeguarding. Tony Meehan is a practitioner of Non-Violent Resistance (NVR) supporting families where child-to-parent violence is a feature.

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