Developing contextual responses to the abuse and exploitation of young people


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.

This video provides an over view of Contextual Safeguarding and it's relevance to practitioners.

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This briefing presents findings from the first phase of the Securing Safety study, which seeks to understand the rate, cost and impact of relocations of young people in response to extra-familial harm

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In this blog post Lauren Wroe and Jenny Lloyd discuss their new paper ‘Watching over or working with: understanding social work innovation in response to extra-familial harm’ and ask: do our interventions into extra-familial harm promote relationships of trust or relationships of surveillance?

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