Last updated: 06 Aug 2020
Assessment and Intervention
This document is designed to support practitioners to undertake assessments which are holistic in nature – taking into account both the context of children’s experiences within their family home and in other social spaces.
To support practitioners consider contexts beyond individual children and their families, we have developed three new assessment triangles: one for schools, peers and neighbourhoods.
These two documents provide guidance on how to carry out a peer group assessment and peer group mapping.
This document outlines the principles of peer group assessment and practical guidance for practitioners on undertaking peer group assessment.
This document contains guidance, exercises and a safety planning sheet to help you carry out safety mapping.
This section of the implementation toolkit contains a case study example of creating incident maps using GIS to safeguard young people from extra-familial risk. This page also contains other resources for embedding contextual safeguarding in ‘front-door’ referral services.
When you start to incorporate contexts into assessments you then need to think about how to prioritise contextual interventions. Working through this challenge is what we call ‘Context Weighting’.
A range of tools for carrying out a school assessment including: videos, student and parent surveys, staff engagement and an assessment framework.
This harmful sexual behaviour framework was developed to support practitioners with a framework to discuss cases of HSB in multi-agency planning meetings.
This resource includes a template table that can be adapted and a video tutorial of how to use the tool. Although the tool was developed specifically for HSB, it may be adjusted for other forms of extra-familial harm.
Tools to support practitioners to carry out a contextual assessment within a neighbourhood context including a suite of different assessment methods.
A guide to support staff, practitioners, professionals and partner agencies working with children, families and the community to language child vulnerability with specific reference to CSE and CCE.
Youth engagement methods and resources for working with young people to inform contextual approaches.
This document has been produced to share how thinking in one local area has developed in relation to building explicit reference to context into child protection conferences.
Guidance supporting practitioners to consider how to carry out a Context Safeguarding Conference.
Guidance, exemplars and a podcast on establishing holistic/integrated meeting to hold oversight of extra-familial concerns in the area.