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Workshop 2: Contextual safeguarding: What is it, why could it be a game changer?

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Introduction

Introduction to Contextual Safeguarding by Allison Hassey,
Head of Safeguarding and Reviewing Officer Service, Suffolk Children and Young People’s Service. Click on the image below.

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Contextual Safeguarding with Dr Carlene Firmin MBE (A podcast)Opens a external web page

The resources above, featuring Dr Carlene Firmin MBE are key resources for this section.

In the podcast Dr Carlene Firmin MBE discusses why Contextual Safeguarding is counter cultural to traditional child care systems and why the dynamics of adolescence are an absolute nightmare to children’s services.

The YouTube is the groundbreaking talk Dr Firmin, the founder of Contextual Safeguarding outlines three things. One: how contexts beyond families are associated with abuse.
Two: how traditional child protection systems fail to engage with these contextual dynamics.
Three: the components of the Contextual Safeguarding system that would redefine what child protection means.

ThinkUKnow.co.uk CSA Covid-19 Campaign ToolkitOpens or downloads a document
Sexting in schools: responses to abuse through image sharingOpens a external web page

This short video presents research findings from the Contextual Safeguarding project on school responses to sexual image sharing with suggestions for schools

Contextual Safeguarding Network from the University of BedfordshireOpens a external web page

This network brings together practitioners, researchers and policy makers who are committed to protecting young people from harm outside of the home. Join the network for free to access resources, tutorials, videos and briefings.

A brief introduction to the principles of Contextual Safeguarding

Participation opportunity

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