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Implementing a Contextual Safeguarding Framework in Hackney

Posted: Wed Aug, 2017

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This week we feature a guest blog from Soulmaz Bashirinia. Soulmaz is a Service Manager in Hackney Children and Families Services who are working in partnership with the University of Bedfordshire to implement a contextual safeguarding framework to work with vulnerable adolescents. In this article she  gives an overview of the project and shares initial learning.

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Taking a contextual approach to preventing Child Sexual Exploitation in West Sussex

Posted: Wed Jun, 2017

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Claire Clilverd (Lead of the prevention and identification strand of the West Sussex Safeguarding Children Board’s Exploitation Strategy) outlines how West Sussex has developed a contextual approach to Child Sexual Exploitation. Claire reflects on the key steps taken and progress made by West Sussex, who has worked closely with communities and local industry to strengthen their contextual safeguarding processes, as well as key learning from their journey. 

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Launch of the Contextual Safeguarding Audit Toolkit

Posted: Tue Jan, 2017

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Dr Jenny Lloyd introduces a new resource available for local areas to understand and develop responses to peer-on-peer abuse

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Involving Schools in the Response to Peer-on-Peer Abuse

Posted: Fri Dec, 2016

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The Resesearch Team has published two new resources on involving schools in the response to peer-on-peer abuse.

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What are young people thinking? – Oldham’s Efforts to Combat Peer-on-Peer Abuse

Posted: Tue Nov, 2016

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Catherine Lawler (LSCB Training Consultant) writes about ongoing work in Oldham to understand and respond to young people’s views on sex, gender, respect and consent.  She discusses how professionals elicited young people’s perspectives through questionnaires.  She also writes about ongoing work to embed lessons from research into PSHE curriculum.

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Margate Task Force: Pioneering early intervention approaches for vulnerable young people

Posted: Thu Oct, 2016

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In this post, Police Inspector Mark Pearson writes about the early intervention efforts of the Margate Task Force.  He discusses contextual approaches to safeguarding, such as geo-mapping, peer group analysis and profiling.  He also writes about multi-agency working through Family Support Panels and ‘Gangs – Need to Know’ sessions.

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Contextual Safeguarding Network Launch

Posted: Sun Sep, 2016

Author: Danielle Fritz

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Danielle Fritz, member of the Contextual Safeguarding Research Team, writes about the launch of the Network and what to expect over the next year.

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