CHSCP: Group A/B/C - Introduction to Contextual Safeguarding
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Contextual Safeguarding is an innovative approach to understanding and responding to harm that young people might face outside of their family home, where often parents and carers have limited influence. In these instances the safeguarding partnership, which does have influence over these extra-familial contexts, need to be able to identify and plan appropriate interventions in order to safeguard young people from harm.
Since 2017 Hackney Children’s Social Care have been working with the partnership to embed contextual safeguarding into practitioners day to day practice and change the social care system to ensure children are safeguarded from harm outside of their home as well as within it. The team are offering monthly lunchtime seminars to give members of the safeguarding partnership a better understanding of the risks young people face and how to better identify and reduce these risks.