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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.

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Cancellation Policy

We are very flexible and will do our utmost to rearrange training should the need arise, but our trainers obviously commit themselves to the training days agreed and so if you need to cancel at short notice we will need to charge a cancellation fee to cover their time.