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

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We have launched new school assessment toolkit including student and parent surveys and framework

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Dyonne Pennings (London Borough of Enfield) reflects on the challenge of respecting and amplifying young people’s agency while protecting them against harm, particularly when CSE takes the form of a ‘relationship model’. This includes being mindful not to impose a ‘professional narrative’ of victimhood on young people and considering the context and conditions within which they made their choices.   

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