Contextual Safeguarding - an introduction
Young people form different relationships in the home, with their peers, in their neighbourhoods, on social media and in school. Understanding how young people need to navigate these groups and places and the ‘context’ in which young people encounter harm is central to your ability to provide effective safeguarding.
This course will provide an introduction to contextual safeguarding to help you to better understand how different people, places and spaces impact on young people’s safety. The sessions cover:
- The research underpinning contextual safeguarding
- The ideas of ‘prevent, disrupt, navigate’
- Where and when young people face the risk of harm and exploitation
- The five inter-related contextual safeguarding themes
- The importance of the weighting and interplay of the contextual safeguarding themes
- Contextual ecomap – with 6 elements
- The importance of mapping hotspots (schools, neighbourhoods etc.)
- Testing out a range of tools to help with contextual safeguarding mapping
- Using evidence to strengthen contextual safeguarding assessments
- All courses are offered on a Face to Face or Virtual basis.
- Bespoke & Open Training Courses Available.
We were commissioned by Leeds City Council to conduct an evaluation of the Intensive Positive Behaviour Support project.
We were commissioned to provide an 18-month evaluation of the Better Together [BT] Project to understand whether it was an effective approach for equipping schools (and potentially other settings) to support the early help system and to understand likelihood of impact on family stability and educational outcomes.
We are currently providing a large training programme and associated support to the Developing Together Social Work Teaching Partnership
We are delighted to continue our long relationship with Shropshire in supporting their workforce.
Please see our cancellation terms / fees.