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Contextual Safeguarding Across Borders: Year One Scoping Report

Contextual Safeguarding Across Borders: Year One Scoping Report

2022-05-03

This briefing introduces the 'Contextual Safeguarding Across Borders' project and presents findings of a scoping review into the nature and response to extra-familial harm in adolescence in Europe. It focuses particularly on the specific status of adolescent asylum-seekers in Germany and their safety needs in extra-familial contexts, and considers shared challenges and opportunities for a contextual approach to safeguarding adolescents from risks beyond their families.

Systemic Social Work and Contextual Safeguarding

Systemic Social Work and Contextual Safeguarding

2022-03-25

In this briefing we explore the relationship between Contextual Safeguarding and systemic practice theories and approaches within social work – and the opportunities there are to integrate these approaches within a local area’s practice model. We have provided cases examples and some questions to support applying these ideas in practice.

The use of out-of-home and secure care in response to child sexual abuse/exploitation and trafficking

The use of out-of-home and secure care in response to child sexual abuse/exploitation and trafficking

2021-09-13

This briefing shares findings from an international scoping review exploring the use of out-of-home care placements or secure accommodations to safeguard adolescents from extra-familial harm in child protection systems beyond the UK.

Signs of Safety and Contextual Safeguarding

Signs of Safety and Contextual Safeguarding

2021-03-03

This briefing explores the relationship between Contextual Safeguarding and Signs of Safety – and ways that these two approaches can work together when safeguarding young people affected by extra-familial harm, as well as assessing and intervening with extra-familial contexts and groups.

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