Developing contextual responses to the abuse and exploitation of young people


New briefing: Peer group mapping

This new briefing outlines the findings from the Contextual Safeguarding Network's second learning project on peer group mapping.

Free resource: HSB assessment tool

This free tool supports practitioners to think contextually about adolescent risk, vulnerability and resilience when working with young people displaying harmful sexual behavior.

Contextual safeguarding is an approach to safeguarding children and young people that responds to their experience of harm beyond the home.

The Contextual Safeguarding Network brings together practitioners to share and generate knowledge on contextual approaches to safeguarding. 

Latest Blog: Young researchers’ views on what peer support for young people affected by sexual violence should look like

Posted: Wed Oct, 2017

Author: Ruth Atkinson

As part of the Our Voices Too project, The International Centre are carrying out research to identify the use and impact of peer support models designed for young people who have experienced sexual violence. In this blog Delphine Girma (The International Centre) outlines the key aspects of peer support identified in a consultation held with the International Centre’s Young Researchers’ Advisory Panel (YRAP).  

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