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 video provides an over view of Contextual Safeguarding and it's relevance to practitioners.

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Research findings on how schools respond to abuse through sexual image sharing and sexting

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In this blog Dr Lauren Wroe, Research Fellow in the Contextual Safeguarding team, discusses the measures laid out in the Coronavirus Act and how they could undermine fledgling attempts to ensure young people who are experiencing extra-familial harm are safeguarded and not criminalised.

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