Strategic Engagement

Contextual Safeguarding is informing the development of policy, commissioning and legislation, as well as practice. To coordinate this activity we have set up a number of strategic groups who work together to implement the learning from our research projects into their sectors and organisations.

CS UK Advisory Group

The UK Advisory Panel meet twice a year to discuss the implications of a CS approach for policy, commissioning and legislative frameworks

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Local Area Interest Network

The CS programme supports local areas who are developing sector leadership in Contextual Safeguarding in children’s social care via an implementation group and virtual interest network

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VCS Collective

The Contextual Safeguarding VCS Collective is a group of voluntary and community sector organisations who are testing and developing contextual approaches to support and intervention

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Academics Network

The Contextual Safeguarding Academics Network brings together research and teaching staff from universities - as well as some students - to develop an academic community of interest in Contextual Safeguarding