Developing contextual responses to the abuse and exploitation of young people


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Last updated: 31 Jul 2020

Contextual Safeguarding and case management systems


This briefing summarises emerging lessons for the designers and users of case management systems in children’s services with an interest in Contextual Safeguarding; all information shared in this briefing is taken from the Contextual Safeguarding research programme at the University of Bedfordshire.

The Social Model and Contextual Safeguarding -Key Messages for Practice


In this briefing we explore the relationship between Contextual Safeguarding and the Social Model of Child Protection – and the potential that may exist in bringing these two ideas together to create child protection practices that target the social conditions in which abuse occurs.

The briefing is divided into three sections. In section one we summarise the two approaches. In the second section we reflect on what the two approaches share and where they may diverge. In the final section we present how they could work together by use of a case study, and make recommendations for how to explore this potential in the future.

Harmful sexual behaviour in school: a briefing on the findings, implications and resources for schools and multi-agency partners


A briefing that presents findings from a two-year study into harmful sexual behaviour (HSB) in English schools, Beyond Referrals Two. The briefing provides an overview of key thematic findings from the study, organised in relation to: the prevalence of HSB; strengths of responses; disclosure; peer support; parental engagement; and disability and provides 30 recommendations for schools, multi-agency safeguarding partners and the wider field of education.

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