Managing cases of extra-familial risk can often be complex, requiring practitioners to work with new partners or develop interventions that may appear unfamiliar to them. While practitioners are often familiar with, and comfortable developing intervention plans that work with families, developing contextual safeguarding approaches may require additional support. To support practitioners, it is important that they are provided with opportunities to reflect on cases with others and have support to consider different factors across contexts beyond the home. This case consultation guidance, outlines the process of case consultation as used In Hackney, and can be used as a template for authorities to develop their own case consultation process.
Contextual Case Consultation
This resource includes guidance and documents to help you carry out a contextual case consultation.
Case referral tracker
This Excel spreadsheet will allow you to track all referrals for case consultations.
Carrying out Contextual Safeguarding case consultations
In this podcast Shaba Dachi provides an overview for practitioners on when, why and how to carry out a Contextual Safeguarding Case Consultation. Shaba also shares key learning from the process to support practitioners to implement. This podcast supports the case consultation guidance document.