Children and Young People Network Meeting

12 Sep 2019
TBD - Central London Location

Our next children and young people meeting will focus on contextual safeguarding. Contextual Safeguarding has been developed by Carlene Firmin at the University of Bedfordshire over the past six years to inform policy and practice approaches to safeguarding adolescents. It 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. Parents and carers have little influence over these contexts, and young people’s experiences of extra-familial abuse can undermine parent-child relationships.

We are delighted to have Carlene speaking at the meeting about the approach. She will also be joined by a local authority speaker and Ben Lindsay (Chief Executive, Power to Fight) - both will explain how they apply the contextual safeguarding approach to their day-to-day work. 
Email Grace to book a place at the meeting.