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

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This toolkit describes the process of carrying out a neighbourhood assessment with the tools to complete one.

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A Context Safeguarding Conference is a meeting akin to a Child Protection Conference but, instead of focusing on an individual child, it focuses on a particular location (such as a school, peer groups or a neighbourdhood). Our Context Safeguarding Conference was held to review the neighbourhood assessment we conducted in Hackney and implement a targeted partnership response to reducing identified risks of harm in the neighbourhood.

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