Developing contextual responses to the abuse and exploitation of young people



Last updated: Wed 10, 2017

Contextual safeguarding in practice: Hackney 

The Contextual Safeguarding team at the International Centre (IC) are working with colleagues from the London Borough of Hackney to implement contextual safeguarding, using the IC model of contextual safeguarding.

This exciting new project, funded by the Department for Education Innovation Fund, will run for two years. Through the process of systematic change, contextual safeguarding will be fully implemented across Hackney Children and Young People’s Services by the end of the second year, enabling the borough to effectively and innovatively safeguard children and adolescents beyond the home. 

Working with the network 

Hackney will be working closely with the contextual safeguarding network throughout the project to share learning with network members. For members of the Contextual Safeguarding network, the project will provide excellent learning and insight into contextual safeguarding in practice for practitioners and local authorities across the country.

Hackney will also be building on the wealth of knowledge and expertise across the membership. We are therefore gathering examples of great practice and key insights contextual practice being carried out. This is an excellent opportunity to share good practice that will be fed into work in Hackney. If you have an example or contextual approach you would like to share please get in touch (e: 

For any further questions about the project please email

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