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Contextual Safeguarding: Policy context

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  • Tuesday, January 5, 2021
Contextual Safeguarding is an approach developed in 2011 as a result of work carried out by DrCarlene Firmin, principal research fellow at the University of Bedfordshire (see expert view, below). Her three-year review of responses to peer-on-peer abuse, found that 90 per cent of cases involved contextual factors which child protection systems and practices struggled to deal with.

Technology in Children's Services: Policy context

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  • Tuesday, March 31, 2020
At its best, technology speeds up laborious inputting of information, enabling children’s services practitioners to spend more time with their clients, helps commissioners to identify trends so they can prioritise resources, and enable leaders to make informed choices on how services are structured.

Special Report: Technology in Social Work

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  • Tuesday, November 8, 2016
Social work leaders, practitioners and teams are increasingly using technology to improve how they engage with children, young people and families, and share vital safeguarding information with partner agencies.

Legal Update: Child abuse inquiry - what now?

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  • Monday, October 10, 2016
Frances Trevena, head of policy and programmes at Coram Children's Legal Centre, looks at the impact that recent resignations will have on the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse.

Protective carers training

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  • Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Training to help professionals provide support to parents and foster carers whose children have been victims of sexual abuse and exploitation.

The Blast Project

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  • Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Supports boys and young men who have been, or are at risk of becoming, sexually exploited.

Bristol City Council

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  • Tuesday, September 13, 2016
How the council uses profiling techniques to help identify those at risk of child sexual exploitation

Achieving Change Together

Joint service between Rochdale and Wigan to support young victims of abuse and their families through counselling and therapy.

Special Report: Children's Mental Health

The Future in Mind national strategy and £1.4bn in funding is seeing a reorganisation of children's mental health services that is aiming to transform the outcomes of children and young people.

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