Contextual Safeguarding: A Framework for Responding to the Extra-familial Abuse of Children

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Abstract

Although Child Protection approaches are not limited to the family setting, the focus of much of the assessment and intervention is with the children and families. These largely focus on the threat of, or actual harm, that children experience from family members or from others within the home or family environment. However, as children develop and mature towards adolescence they start to spend more time socialising independently and spend more time in environments and contexts outwith the family home. The relationships that are formed within these environments can determine the extent of safety and protection they experience, or indeed the extent of abuse and exploitation they experience outwith the home.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationGlasgow
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 28 Jan 2021

Keywords

  • safeguarding
  • child abuse
  • extra-familial abuse
  • policy
  • law
  • children
  • young people
  • Scotland
  • UK
  • Wales
  • England

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