What does contextual safeguarding include?

A Contextual Safeguarding approach would recognise that children and young people’s risk experiencing significant harm in extra-familial contexts, and seek to include these contexts within prevention, identification, assessment and intervention safeguarding activities.

What should you consider when working in a contextual safeguarding?

Consider the location that you live and work in, and assess the risks that young people may be exposed to outside their school or college, as well as inside it. Create a safe space for young people and/or their families to talk to you about their experiences.

What are contextual risks?

Contextual risk refers to events, factors or dynamics occurring in the broader environment which affect programming or operations yet are beyond the control of organizations or individuals.

What is extra-familial harm?

Extra-familial abuse is linked to ‘contextual safeguarding’ or ‘complex safeguarding’. These concepts refer to harm that occurs to children outside of their family system, often during the adolescent years because at this age their social networks widen.

What is the aim of contextual safeguarding?

Contextual safeguarding seeks to identify and respond to harm and abuse posed to young people outside their home, either from adults or other young people.

What are the 4 main types of abuse in safeguarding?

Child Abuse and Neglect: The Four Main Types

  • Signs of Physical abuse. Most children will collect cuts and bruises as part of the rough-and-tumble of daily life.
  • Signs of Sexual abuse.
  • Signs of Emotional abuse.
  • Signs of Neglect.

What is contextual safeguarding for adults?

Contextual Safeguarding is an approach to understanding, and responding to, young people’s experiences of significant harm beyond their families. It recognises that the different relationships that young people form in their neighbourhoods, schools and online can feature violence and abuse.

What is extra familial?

: lying outside the family or its control extrafamilial interests.