This briefing shares learning from a research project that explored the potential for peer interventions within Safer London, a voluntary sector support service for young Londoners affected by exploitation or violence.This briefing also shares additional detailed examples of work within Safer London as the organisation continues to develop safeguarding interventions that work with the significant social relationships in young people’s lives.
This literature review presents five forms of peer (support) intervention, along with their key features, potential benefits and considerations for practice. This document summarises the research background to the review, and its methodology, before turning to the findings and conclusions.This review was conducted alongside a study with voluntary sector organisation Safer London, to consider the opportunities to develop safeguarding interventions based on peer support. A briefing summarising these findings can be found here.
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.