Developing contextual responses to the abuse and exploitation of young people

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Last updated: 28 Jul 2020

How do you use the tools on the Contextual Safeguarding network? How is Contextual Safeguarding supported by national policy? How has the approach been used to support young people?

In this podcast members of the Contextual Safeguarding team the University of Bedfordshire talk with practitioners and policymakers who are turning this idea into a practical reality.

They share successes, reflect on challenges, and identify the next steps on the road to creating child protection systems that can keep young people safe beyond their homes.

Applying thresholds to extra-familial harm

Applying thresholds to extra-familial harm

2019-10-18

Sarah Wright (Director of Children and Families) and Lisa Aldridge (Head of Safeguarding and Learning) talk about how Hackney revised its child and family thresholds document to consider extra-familial harm and developed a new threshold document relating specifically to contexts.

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Contextual Safeguarding in A&E

Contextual Safeguarding in A&E

2019-09-13

Niamh Ni-Longain, Consultant in Adult and Paediatric Emergency Medicine at Homerton Hospital in Hackney shares her thoughts on the implications of Contextual Safeguarding when working with young people in A&E.

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Integrating youth work with Contextual Safeguarding in health settings

Integrating youth work with Contextual Safeguarding in health settings

2019-09-05

Redthread works with young people who have experienced harm by integrating trauma-informed youth work into the health sector. Lucy Knell-Taylor (London Programme Manager) discusses why and how Redthread uses contextual approaches, such as safety and peer group mapping, to support young people.

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Setting up a youth panel

Setting up a youth panel

2019-08-15

In this podcast Ciara Burke (Contextual Safeguarding practitioner) shares her experience of setting up a youth panel to inform the Contextual Safeguarding project in Hackney and reflects on learning from this process.

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South Kent Adolescent Pilot

South Kent Adolescent Pilot

2019-04-04

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What contextual safeguarding means to Hackney's youth panel

What contextual safeguarding means to Hackney's youth panel

2019-04-03

Hackney's youth panel, 'Hackney Elite', reflect on what contextual safeguarding means to them and talk about their work with the Contextual Safeguarding team in Hackney.

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Hackney's Extra-Familial Risk Panel

Hackney's Extra-Familial Risk Panel

2019-03-05

In this podcast Cathal Ryan, Service Manager in Hackney, explains what the Extra-Familial Risk Panel (EFRP) is, why it was developed and how is has been used in Hackney.

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Reviewing policies for partnership engagement in contextual approaches

Reviewing policies for partnership engagement in contextual approaches

2019-03-05

Rachael Owens, Practice Development Manager in the Contextual Safeguarding team in Hackney, explains how Hackney reviewed and created policies for partnership engagement to address extra-familial risk.

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Introducing contextual approaches to assessments

Introducing contextual approaches to assessments

2019-03-05

In this podcast Rachael Owens, Practice Development Manager in the Contextual Safeguarding team in Hackney, explains how Hackney has introduced contextual approaches to its assessments.

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Reviewing policies for thresholds and allocation of referrals

Reviewing policies for thresholds and allocation of referrals

2019-03-05

In this podcast Rachael Owens, Practice Development Manager in the Contextual Safeguarding team in Hackney, explains how Hackney has contextualised its thresholds and allocation of referrals policies.

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Reviewing overaching policies and protocols

Reviewing overaching policies and protocols

2019-03-05

In this podcast Rachael Owens, Practice Development Manager in the Contextual Safeguarding team in Hackney, explains how Hackney embedded Contextual Safeguarding in its overarching policies and protocols.

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Recording peer groups in a MASH

Recording peer groups in a MASH

2019-01-29

Pete Allen, Contextual Safeguarding Researcher explains how Hackney's First Access and Screening Team (MASH equivalent) is recording peer groups.

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Contextualising case management systems

Contextualising case management systems

2018-06-28

Ross Tuckley is part of a working group in Hackney's Children and Families Services which is looking at developing Mosaic (the social work case management system) to record peer group and location referrals. In this podcast, Ross tells us about the work he has been leading on Mosaic in Hackney.

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Hackney Wick and Islington through young people's eyes

Hackney Wick and Islington through young people's eyes

2018-05-09

Luke Billingham (Hackney Quest) and Tania Townsend (Islington Council) have both been involved in projects in Hackney Wick and Islington to capture the thoughts of children and young people, their concerns and their experience of living in their community, what is (or isn't) changing, and what improvements they would like to see.

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What is participatory engagement?

What is participatory engagement?

2018-04-25

In this podcast Dr Camille Warrington (International Centre) introduces the idea of participatory engagement with young people and explores the different ways engagement can occur. This podcast was originally published on the Our Voices website as part of the International Centre's Our Voices programme of work.

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Conducting safety mapping

Conducting safety mapping

2018-03-26

In this podcast Simone Nyarko (Contextual Safeguarding team in Hackney) introduces us to the safety mapping exercise. The podcast is supported by the Safety Mapping Exercise guidance document.

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Carrying out Contextual Safeguarding case consultations

Carrying out Contextual Safeguarding case consultations

2018-03-14

In this podcast Shaba Dachi provides an overview for practitioners on when, why and how to carry out a Contextual Safeguarding Case Consultation. Shaba also shares key learning from the process to support practitioners to implement. This podcast supports the case consultation guidance document.

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Developing practice: Working with marginalised groups

Developing practice: Working with marginalised groups

2018-02-14

In this podcast, Jahnine Davis (Center of Expertise on Child Sexual Abuse) discusses developing practice for working with marginalised groups and what this means for implementing trauma informed responses. If you have any questions Jahnine can be contacted via jahnine.davis@csacentre.org.uk.

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Carrying out focus groups with young people: key considerations for practitioners

Carrying out focus groups with young people: key considerations for practitioners

2018-02-14

In this podcast, Liz Ackerley (International Centre) outlines the importance of participatory methods and key considerations for practitioners when carrying out focus groups with young people.

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Developmental considerations for safeguarding adolescents

Developmental considerations for safeguarding adolescents

2018-02-14

In this podcast, Dez Holmes (Research in Practice) discusses the need for a new model for safeguarding adolescents, focusing on the importance of understanding adolescent development and using participatory methods.

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Gangs, exploitation and violence - research in practice

2018-02-14

In this podcast, Carlene Firmin discusses gangs, exploitation and violence with Pivotal Education.

Contextual Safeguarding in the Voluntary Sector: Using participatory methods

Contextual Safeguarding in the Voluntary Sector: Using participatory methods

2018-02-14

In this podcast Abi Billinghurst (Abianda) discusses participatory methods, and it's importance for Contextual Safeguarding in the voluntary sector.

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