Developing contextual responses to the abuse and exploitation of young people



Last updated: 13 Sep 2021

What is Contextual Safeguarding?

What is Contextual Safeguarding?

This short video provides an overview of contextual safeguarding and what it means in practice for different social contexts.

The Principles of Contextual Safeguarding

This short video provides a brief introduction to the principles of Contextual Safeguarding. 

Social theory and Contextual Safeguarding

This video provides an accessible overview of Pierre Bourdieu's social theory which underpins Contextual Safeguarding. 

Safeguarding teenagers from sexual exploitation and violence outside the home

Carlene Firmin (International Centre) speaks on safeguarding teenagers from sexual exploitation and violence outside the home, and the importance of taking a contextual approach, in this video. 

Impact on social care

What does Contextual Safeguarding mean to me?

In this video Danielle Fritz (International Centre) reflects on what contextual safeguarding means to practitioners. 

Strategic Impact of Contextual Safeguarding

Impact of Contextual Safeguarding on Children's Social Care

Embedding contextual approaches in a MASH

Assessment and Intervention

Considering extra-familial risk in a C&F assessment

What makes a good extra-familial assessment?

Assessment and intervention planning

Safety mapping with a young person

Profiling and peer groups

Peer-Group Mapping

Jenny Lloyd (International Centre) talks about peer group mapping and the importance of considering peer groups when assessing risk for extra-familial abuse.

Profiling peer on peer abuse

In this video David Hancock (MASE Analyst, London Borough of Camden) and Carlene Firmin discuss the profiling peer on peer abuse. For more information, see our briefing on profiling.

Impact of Contextual Safeguarding on policing

Education and youth service provision

Sexting in schools: responses to abuse through image sharing

Research findings from the Contextual Safeguarding project on schools responses to sexual image sharing with suggestions to schools

Involving schools in the response to peer on peer abuse

In this Video Lia Latchford outlines the importance of involving schools in the response to peer on peer abuse and what this might look like in practice. 

Detached youth work

Belen Bueso-Alberdi (Targeted Youth Worker, London Borough of Barnet) and Danielle Fritz discuss intervening in young people's social spaces through detached youth work in this video. For more information, please see our briefing on detached youth work provision.

Extra-familial harm

Peer-on-peer child sexual exploitation

In this video George Curtis (International Centre) outlines research findings on peer on peer child sexual exploitation. 

Securing Safety: Relocations and Extra-Familial Harm

Research findings from the first phase of the Securing Safety study, on the rate, cost and impact of relocations of young people in response to extra-familial harm. This animation is based on a published paper available here.

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