The Team

The Contextual Safeguarding programme is delivered across the two Universities of Bedfordshire and Durham by two Contextual Safeguarding Teams. The Durham team is directed by Professor Carlene Firmin who started the Contextual Safeguarding approach whilst at the University of Bedfordshire. The team is located within the Sociology Department  at Durham University.

The team at Bedfordshire is led by Dr Julie Harris as part of the Safer Young Lives Research Centre . This is an applied research centre committed to increasing understanding of, and improving responses to, the abuse experienced by children and young people, and is led by Director  Dr Helen Beckett.