Jenny is a social and cultural geographer at Durham University. Jenny’s work focuses on extra-familial harm in adolescence. As a member of the Contextual Safeguarding team I work across two projects. I manage the National Scale-Up of Contextual Safeguarding approaches in five child and family social care departments across England and Wales. Utilising embedded research methodologies, I work with practitioners to develop new approaches to addressing extra-familial harm including child sexual exploitation, child criminal exploitation, harmful sexual behaviour and youth violence. Secondly, I work on the ESRC funded Innovate Project exploring how services are addressing extra-familial risks experienced by young people outside of the family home, building new knowledge about the processes of innovation in social care.