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Last updated: 30 Jul 2020

Contextual Safeguarding and case management systems

2020-07-22

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

2020-07-22

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.

Responding to safeguarding concerns in local businesses and neighbourhoods

2019-02-03

This new briefing shares findings from a learning project exploring how areas address risks within neighbourhood and community settings and how they are engaging businesses in this process.

Holistic approaches to safeguarding adolescents

2019-02-01

This briefing shares findings from the Contextual Safeguarding Network’s third learning project exploring how local areas are developing holistic approaches to safeguarding adolescents from extra-familial risk.

Peer group mapping: practitioners briefing

2018-07-08

The Contextual Safeguarding Network's second learning project evidences how practitioners develop and use peer-group maps and generate knowledge on a young person’s peer associations in order to assess their vulnerability or develop plans to keep them safe.

Evidencing peer-on-peer abuse in educational settings

2018-02-20

This learning project outlines how professionals capture, share and use information about peer-on-peer abuse that occurs within schools and alternative education settings.

Safeguarding children and young people from sexual exploitation, gang-association and associated vulnerabilities: A briefing for Inspectorates

2018-02-16

Dr Carlene Firmin

This briefing for inspectorates focuses on inspecting responses to child sexual exploitation (CSE), gang-association and other forms of child sexual abuse (CSA). in order to inform the Joint Targeted Area Inspection process. The briefing also considers associated vulnerabilities - such as being missing from home or education.

What is peer-on-peer abuse?

2016-07-21

Carlene Firmin and George Curtis

This briefing outlines what current research tells us about the nature of peer-on-peer abuse, and considers what this might mean for building a response

Auditing your local response to peer-on-peer abuse

2016-07-20

Carlene Firmin

This briefing explains will support local authorities to audit their responses to peer-on-peer abuse.

Peer-on-peer abuse and exploitation: The role of youth offending services in building a local response

2016-07-19

Carlene Firmin and George Curtis

This briefing paper highlights the role of youth offending services in building responses to peer-on-peer abuse.

Developing multi-agency sexual exploitation (MASE) meetings to respond to peer-on-peer CSE

2016-07-18

George Curtis

This briefing paper considers how evidence of peer-on-peer child sexual exploitation and other forms of abuse can inform the development of multi-agency sexual exploitation (MASE) meetings.

The role of detached youth work in creating safety for young people in public spaces

2016-07-17

Danielle Fritz with Carlene Firmin and Paul Olaitan

This briefing paper discusses the benefits and limitations of detached youth work provision in creating safety for young people in public spaces.

Profiling peer-on-peer abuse

2016-07-16

Carlene Firmin with David Hancock, Sandeep Broca, Manish Umaria, Gareth Sloane, Sepia Golding, Solenne Levesque, Farah Dadabhoy and Matthew Abbott

This briefing shares the learning from a seminar series with a group of CSE and gangs analysts on profiling peer-on-peer abuse.

Incorporating contexts into assessments

2016-06-21

Carlene Firmin with George Curtis, Danielle Fritz, Paul Olaitan, Lia Latchford, Jenny Lloyd and Ikamara Larasi

This extract from the report 'Towards a Contextual Response to Peer-on-Peer Abuse: Research and Resources from MsUnderstood local site work 2013-2016' discusses how practitioners may use peer group information capture forms and Asset Plus to incorporate contexts into assessments. If you would like a copy of the slides or editable copies of the resources within this extract, then Contact Us.

Working with schools and alternative education providers

2016-06-20

Carlene Firmin with George Curtis, Danielle Fritz, Paul Olaitan, Lia Latchford, Jenny Lloyd and Ikamara Larasi

This extract from the report 'Towards a Contextual Response to Peer-on-Peer Abuse: Research and Resources from MsUnderstood local site work 2013-2016' highlights the role that education providers may play in responding to peer-on-peer abuse. The extract discusses the potential for working with Fair Access Panels and opportunities for creating whole school approaches to respond to peer-on-peer abuse. If you would like a copy of the slides or editable copies of the resources within this extract, then Contact Us.

Responses to young people who abuse their peers

2016-06-19

Carlene Firmin with George Curtis, Danielle Fritz, Paul Olaitan, Lia Latchford, Jenny Lloyd and Ikamara Larasi

In this extract from the report 'Towards a Contextual Response to Peer-on-Peer Abuse: Research and Resources from MsUnderstood local site work 2013-2016', researchers explain their work in two sites to enhance local responses to harmful sexual behaviour. If you would like a copy of the slides or editable copies of the resources within this extract, then Contact Us.

Engagement of community, specialist and voluntary organisations

2016-06-17

Carlene Firmin with George Curtis, Danielle Fritz, Paul Olaitan, Lia Latchford, Jenny Lloyd and Ikamara Larasi

This extract from the report 'Towards a Contextual Response to Peer-on-Peer Abuse: Research and Resources from MsUnderstood local site work 2013-2016' highlights researchers' work with community, voluntary and specialist organisations in the response to peer-on-peer abuse. The extract discusses a train-the-trainer programme, a study on detached youth work provision and building awareness and partnerships amongst community sector provision. If you would like a copy of the slides or editable copies of the resources within this extract, then Contact Us.

Developing holistic and coordinated strategic approaches to peer-on-peer abuse

2016-06-07

Carlene Firmin with George Curtis, Danielle Fritz, Paul Olaitan, Lia Latchford, Jenny Lloyd and Ikamara Larasi

In this extract from the report 'Towards a Contextual Response to Peer-on-Peer Abuse: Research and Resources from MsUnderstood local site work 2013-2016', researchers discuss how they helped local sites improve the coordination in their response to safeguarding adolescents in general and peer-on-peer abuse specifically. If you would like a copy of the slides or editable copies of the resources within this extract, then Contact Us.

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