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Last updated: Wed 02, 2018

With strategic oversight of safeguarding children, Local Safeguarding Children Boards can enable and support the implementation of Contextual Safeguarding across Local Authority agencies and partners. By engaging with the Contextual Safeguarding network and framework, members of LSCBs can identify opportunities and provide support and encouragement for extra-familiar risk and social contexts to be embedded in safeguarding practice and procedures. The resources on this page support members of LSCBs to understand and implement Contextual Safeguarding.

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Safeguarding Adolescents: A Survey of London Professionals

Lucie Shuker

This report presents the findings of a survey of 120 London-based professionals from a range of agencies, on their views and experiences of safeguarding adolescents in the capital. It was undertaken as part of a programme of work for the London Safeguarding Adolescents Steering Group (LSASG) and will inform the development of a new chapter on safeguarding adolescents in the London Child Protection Procedures.

Safeguarding Adolescents: Findings from a survey of London professionals for the 'London Safeguarding Adolescents Steering Group'

In this webinar Lucie Shuker (The International Center) outlines key findings from a survey conducted in April/May 2017 with London-based professionals on their views on safeguarding adolescents.

Developmental considerations for safeguarding adolescents

In this podcast, Dez Holmes (Research in Practice) discusses the need for a new model for safeguarding adolescents, focusing on the importance of understanding adolescent development and using participatory methods.

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Contextualizing case reviews: A methodology for developing systemic safeguarding practices

Carlene Firmin

This paper introduces a systemic methodology for reviewing professional responses to abuse between young people. The approach, “contextual case reviewing,” draws upon constructivist structuralism to assess the extent to which safeguarding practices engage with the social and public contexts of abuse. The article can be accessed here.

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Working with schools and alternative education providers

Carlene Firmin with George Curtis, Danielle Fritz, Paul Olaitan, Lia Latchford, Jenny Lloyd and Ikamara Larasi

This extract from the report 'Towards a Contextual Response to Peer-on-Peer Abuse: Research and Resources from MsUnderstood local site work 2013-2016' highlights the role that education providers may play in responding to peer-on-peer abuse. The extract discusses the potential for working with Fair Access Panels and opportunities for creating whole school approaches to respond to peer-on-peer abuse. If you would like a copy of the slides or editable copies of the resources within this extract, then Contact Us.

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Engagement of community, specialist and voluntary organisations

Carlene Firmin with George Curtis, Danielle Fritz, Paul Olaitan, Lia Latchford, Jenny Lloyd and Ikamara Larasi

This extract from the report 'Towards a Contextual Response to Peer-on-Peer Abuse: Research and Resources from MsUnderstood local site work 2013-2016' highlights researchers' work with community, voluntary and specialist organisations in the response to peer-on-peer abuse. The extract discusses a train-the-trainer programme, a study on detached youth work provision and building awareness and partnerships amongst community sector provision. If you would like a copy of the slides or editable copies of the resources within this extract, then Contact Us.

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Developing holistic and coordinated strategic approaches to peer-on-peer abuse

Carlene Firmin with George Curtis, Danielle Fritz, Paul Olaitan, Lia Latchford, Jenny Lloyd and Ikamara Larasi

In this extract from the report 'Towards a Contextual Response to Peer-on-Peer Abuse: Research and Resources from MsUnderstood local site work 2013-2016', researchers discuss how they helped local sites improve the coordination in their response to safeguarding adolescents in general and peer-on-peer abuse specifically. If you would like a copy of the slides or editable copies of the resources within this extract, then Contact Us.

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