What is a Contextual Safeguarding system? How do you provide contextual approaches to children that experience harm outside their homes? Where do you even start? This Scale-Up toolkit provides everything you need to take you through the process of creating contextual approaches to extra-familial harm.
The Contextual Safeguarding team have been working with ten sites across England and Wales. Together we have been working to transform their safeguarding systems to respond to harm happening in contexts beyond the home. In 2018 we published our findings and resources for testing Contextual Safeguarding in Hackney. From 2019 to 2022 we worked in partnership with nine new sites to Scale-Up this learning and understand what Contextual Safeguarding would look like in different places. This new Scale-Up Toolkit is a collection of resources that share this learning. You'll find resources from our work in Hackney and many more.
Over three years we have worked with practitioners in five areas as part of the National Scale-Up including: Bristol, Kent, Knowsley, Swansea and Wiltshire and four boroughs in London as part of the London Scale-Up including: Barking and Dagenham, Ealing, Merton and Sutton. This continues or work and learning from the London Borough of Hackney.