Developing contextual responses to the abuse and exploitation of young people


Videos and Podcasts

Last updated: Thu 01, 2018

What is Contextual Safeguarding?

An overview of contextual safeguarding and what it means in practice. 

Peer-Group Mapping

Jenny Lloyd (International Centre) talks about peer group mapping and the importance of considering peer groups when assessing risk for extra-familial abuse.

Involving schools in the response to peer on peer abuse

Lia Latchford outlines the importance of involving schools in the response to peer on peer abuse and what this might look like in practice. 

What does contextual safeguarding mean to me?

Danielle Fritz (International Centre) reflects on what contextual safeguarding means to practitioners. 

Profiling peer on peer abuse 

 David Hancock (MASE Analyst, London Borough of Camden) and Carlene Firmin discuss the profiling peer on peer abuse. For more information, see our briefing on profiling.

Detached youth work 

Belen Bueso-Alberdi (Targeted Youth Worker, London Borough of Barnet) and Danielle Fritz discuss intervening in young people's social spaces through detached youth work. For more information, please see our briefing on detached youth work provision.

Safeguarding teenagers from sexual exploitation and violence outside the home

Carlene Firmin (International Centre) on safeguarding teenagers from sexual exploitation and violence outside the home, and the importance of taking a contextual approach. 

Peer-on-peer child sexual exploitation

George Curtis (International Centre) outlines research findings on peer on peer child sexual exploitation. 

“She doesn’t have to get in the car…”: Exploring social workers’ understandings of sexually exploited girls as agents and choice-makers

This video from Sarah Lloyd (University of Huddersfield) outlines the findings from research exploring social workers' understandings of sexually exploited girls as agents and choice-makers. The presentation was delivered at the Royal Geographical Societies Annual Conference 2017 on 'Contextual safeguarding: Approaches to exploitation and abuse of children and young people beyond the home'.

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.

Gangs, exploitation and violence - research in practice 

In this podcast, Carlene Firmin discusses gangs, exploitation and violence with Pivotal Education. 

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

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

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