Developing contextual responses to the abuse and exploitation of young people

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Contextual Safeguarding is an approach to safeguarding children and young people which responds to their experiences of harm outside the home. 


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

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We have launched new Contextual Safeguarding training resources for members of the network to use. This includes a case study activity and resources pack.

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The Contextual Safeguarding Network and the Our Voices project have published a new podcast, in conversation with Abi Billighurst (Abianda). In this podcast, Abi discusses Abianda's use of participatory methods, reflecting on the importance of these methods for Contextual Safeguarding in the Voluntary Sector. 

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