Developing contextual responses to the abuse and exploitation of young people


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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This toolkit documents the process of creating a Contextual Safeguarding approach in Hackney and provides the tools and guidance to support other areas in implementing a Contextual Safeguarding approach.

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This new practice guide prompts practitioners to consider both the context of children’s experiences within their family home and in other social spaces, including in the local neighbourhood or online, their school or their peer group.

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