Active Projects

Children’s service systems change:

We undertake research into the nature of extra-familial harm, it’s impact on young people, families and communities, and the particular challenges such harm presents for those trying to keep young people safe

Scale Up Process

The Scale-Up project works with nine test sites in England and Wales to create Contextual Safeguarding systems in practice across Children’s Social Care and with multi-agency partners.

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The Innovate Project ESRC

The Innovate Project is a collaborative examination of how, why and where innovations happens in social care to safeguard adolescents experiencing complex risks.

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Examining extra-familial harm:

We undertake research into the nature of extra-familial harm, it’s impact on young people, families and communities, and the particularly challenges such harm presents for those trying to keep young people safe

Beyond Referrals 3

A research project into the rate, cost and experience of the relocation of adolescents exposed to or at risk of extra familial harm.

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Contextual Safeguarding Across Borders (CASB)

Contextual Safeguarding Across Borders is a two-year project (2021-2023) exploring the application of Contextual Safeguarding in international contexts, specifically in situations of structural, historical, and contemporary racial inequalities

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Contextual Safeguarding: Measuring Reach & Impact

In 2017, the Contextual Safeguarding programme (CSP) began partnering with local authorities to begin testing the framework in practice. The Reach and Impact (R&I) workstream is the first systematic attempt at evaluating the extent of the programme’s reach and impact.

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Completed Projects

Examining extra-familial harm:

We undertake research into the nature of extra-familial harm, it’s impact on young people, families and communities, and the particularly challenges such harm presents for those trying to keep young people safe

Rescue and Response

An evaluation of the MOPAC funded ‘Rescue and Response’ project response to child criminal exploitation via County Lines in London

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Beyond Referrals 2

Beyond Referrals 2 is a two year research project that considers opportunities and challenges for responding to harmful sexual behaviour (HSB) in schools.

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Securing Safety

A research project into the rate, cost and experience of the relocation of adolescents exposed to or at risk of extra familial harm.

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Developing contextual interventions:

We work with universal and specialist services to document and share their work to increase safety in young people’s peer and friendship groups, schools and the public places where they spend their time

The Peace Project

The PEACE project in the London Borough of Hounslow’s Youth Offending Services is using Contextual Safeguarding to develop interventions in response to exploitation.

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The Oldham Youth Project

Pilot Project led by a voluntary sector organisation using the principles of contextual safeguarding to better respond to increasing levels of youth violence in the Oldham

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Safer London Peers Project

A project with Safer London to explore opportunities for safeguarding interventions with young people’s peer networks.

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Children’s service systems change:

We undertake research into the nature of extra-familial harm, it’s impact on young people, families and communities, and the particular challenges such harm presents for those trying to keep young people safe

Hackney Project

A project tracking the first full system application of the Contextual Safeguarding Framework in the London Borough of Hackney

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