Developing contextual responses to the abuse and exploitation of young people


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Welcome to the Contextual Safeguarding Network from the University of Bedfordshire. This network brings together practitioners, researchers and policy makers who are committed to protecting young people from harm outside of the home. Join the network for free to access resources, tutorials, videos and briefings.
To find out more about Contextual Safeguarding follow the links below.

Findings from an international scoping review exploring the use of out-of-home care placements or secure accommodations to safeguard adolescents from extra-familial harm in child protection systems beyond the UK.

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Info-sheets with key things for young people, parents and professionals to consider when a move is on the table.

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In this blog post Dr Julie Harris and Professor Carlene Firmin talk about the next steps for Contextual Safeguarding as the programme begins to be delivered across two sites - the Safer Young Lives Research Centre and Durham University.
Photo by Jason Leung on Unsplash

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