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The legal and policy framework for Contextual Safeguarding approaches: A 2020 update on the 2018 legal briefing

Last updated: 22 Oct 2020

This briefing considers the extent to which changes made to Working Together to Safeguard Children in 2018, and the existing legislative underpinning that guidance, provide a sufficient policy and practice framework for adopting a Contextual Safeguarding approach. It presents the key messages that emerged from a legal roundtable held in 2020, alongside emergent data from the Contextual Safeguarding programme.

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