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.
Jenny Lloyd (Senior Research Fellow) talks to Kelly Shannon (Practice Lead for Child Exploitation) at Swansea’s Children Services about her reflections on conducting a neighbourhood assessment in Swansea – which is one of the test sites implementing Contextual Safeguarding.Download Podcast Audio
Vanessa Bradbury (Contextual Safeguarding team) talks to Kent County Council’s Family Group Conference team managers, Clare Barton and Mark Buckingham, about the innovative work they are doing to expand Family Group Conferencing practice to include responses to young people experiencing extra-familial harm.Download Podcast Audio
Sophie Whitehouse (Early Help and Wellbeing Lead) and Madeleine Tester (Contextual Safeguarding Coordinator) from Adur & Worthing Councils share how they have been embedding Contextual Safeguarding approaches with a range of community partners to map out and respond to concerns of extra-familial harm within peer groups and in public spaces.Download Podcast Audio
Luke Billingham (youth worker at Hackney Quest) tells us why sports cages can be hugely important for young people and whole communities, and offers guidance as to how Contextual Safeguarding can maximise their potential as positive and safe neighbourhood spaces.Download Podcast Audio
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.Download Podcast Audio
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.Download Podcast Audio
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.Download Podcast Audio
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.Download Podcast Audio
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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.Download Podcast Audio
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.Download Podcast Audio
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.Download Podcast Audio
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.Download Podcast Audio
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.Download Podcast Audio
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.
Pete Allen, Contextual Safeguarding Researcher explains how Hackney's First Access and Screening Team (MASH equivalent) is recording peer groups.Download Podcast Audio
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.Download Podcast Audio
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.Download Podcast Audio
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.Download Podcast Audio
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.Download Podcast Audio
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.Download Podcast Audio
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.Download Podcast Audio
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.Download Podcast Audio
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.Download Podcast Audio
In this podcast, Carlene Firmin discusses gangs, exploitation and violence with Pivotal Education.
In this podcast Abi Billinghurst (Abianda) discusses participatory methods, and its importance for Contextual Safeguarding in the voluntary sector.Download Podcast Audio