Key and Latest Publications from the Contextual Safeguarding Programme
Signs of Safety and Contextual Safeguarding
In this briefing document we explore the relationship between Contextual Safeguarding and Signs of Safety – and ways that these two approaches can work together when safeguarding young people affected by extra-familial harm, as well as assessing and intervening with extra-familial contexts and groups.
The legal and policy framework for Contextual Safeguarding approaches
This briefing considers the extent to which changes made to Working Together to Safeguard Children in 2018, and the existing legislative underpinning that guidance, provide a sufficient policy and practice framework for adopting a Contextual Safeguarding approach.
A briefing that presents findings from a two-year study into harmful sexual behaviour (HSB) in English schools, Beyond Referrals Two. The briefing provides an overview of key thematic findings from the study, organised in relation to: the prevalence of HSB; strengths of responses; disclosure; peer support; parental engagement; and disability and provides 30 recommendations for schools, multi-agency safeguarding partners and the wider field of education.
A report that chronicles the findings and resources of a three year study to build contextual responses to peer-on-peer abuse in England. The study underpinned the design of the Contextual Safeguarding framework.
A paper summarising the findings of the four year doctoral study (2011-2015) in which nine cases of peer-on-peer abuse were reviewed to understand safeguarding responses: a study in which the term ‘Contextual Safeguarding’ was first coined.
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