Developing contextual responses to the abuse and exploitation of young people

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Last updated: 30 Mar 2021

Assessment and Intervention

Evidence based approaches to violence reduction: A discussion paper

Evidence based approaches to violence reduction: A discussion paper

2021-03-30

This document helps practitioners to understand Public Health, Problem-solving and Contextual Safeguarding approaches as three complementary evidence-based approaches to violence reduction.

Assessment and intervention planning for young people at risk of extra-familial harm: A practice guide

2019-03-07

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.

Context Assessment Triangles

Context Assessment Triangles

2019-03-07

To support practitioners consider contexts beyond individual children and their families, we have developed three new assessment triangles: one for schools, peers and neighbourhoods.

Peer Group Mapping Guidance

2019-02-11

These two documents provide guidance on how to carry out a peer group assessment and peer group mapping.

Peer Group Assessment Guidance

Peer Group Assessment Guidance

2019-02-11

This document outlines the principles of peer group assessment and practical guidance for practitioners on undertaking peer group assessment.

Peer Mapping Examples

Peer Mapping Examples

2020-02-10

The following case studies were shared by a Contextual Safeguarding practitioner in Hackney. They show how peer mapping has been used to support casework with connected young people affected by extra-familial harm. The maps in this briefing have been anonymised and re-created based on the original mapping that was conducted for these cases.

GIS mapping of peer group incidents

2019-02-06

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.

Safety Mapping Exercise

2018-03-26

This document contains guidance, exercises and a safety planning sheet to help you carry out safety mapping.

An Introduction to Context Weighting

2019-03-19

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’.

School Assessment Framework

2018-05-01

A range of tools for carrying out a school assessment including: videos, student and parent surveys, staff engagement and an assessment framework.

HSB assessment framework

2019-03-01

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.

Neighbourhood Assessment Framework

2018-10-26

Tools to support practitioners to carry out a contextual assessment within a neighbourhood context including a suite of different assessment methods.

‘Languaging Child and Adolescent Vulnerability’

‘Languaging Child and Adolescent Vulnerability’

2019-03-07

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

2019-05-29

Youth engagement methods and resources for working with young people to inform contextual approaches.

Building Context into Child Protection Conferences

Building Context into Child Protection Conferences

2019-02-27

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.

Context Safeguarding Conferences Guidance

2019-02-27

Guidance supporting practitioners to consider how to carry out a Context Safeguarding Conference.

Extra-Familial Risk Panels: Things to consider

2019-02-22

Guidance, exemplars and a podcast on establishing holistic/integrated meeting to hold oversight of extra-familial concerns in the area.

Screening and Planning

Case consultation guidance

Case consultation guidance

2018-03-13

This framework includes guidance and documents to help you carry out a contextual case consultation.

Building Context into Child Protection Conferences

Building Context into Child Protection Conferences

2019-02-27

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.

Context Safeguarding Conferences Guidance

2019-02-27

Guidance supporting practitioners to consider how to carry out a Context Safeguarding Conference.

Extra-Familial Risk Panels: Things to consider

2019-02-22

Guidance, exemplars and a podcast on establishing holistic/integrated meeting to hold oversight of extra-familial concerns in the area.

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