This section of the Scale-Up Toolkit is for people interested in developing plans for individual young people. When young people are at risk of, or experiencing, extra-familial harm, professionals need to come together and work with those young people, their parents/carers and wider network, to create plan to keep them safe.
Contextual Safeguarding Scale-Up sites have amended existing assessment and planning processes, as well as introduced new ones to build welfare-led plans that create safety around young people. We call these new plans 'alternative planning processes'.
In this part of the toolkit you can access a range of practice resources and guides to use when developing plans for young people affected by extra-familial harm. On this page we explain what alternative planning is and why you might want to consider it. There are three further pages below:
- Assessments with individual children and young people: This section includes practical resources on how to consider contextual factors when assessing young people’s needs, and to weight the influence on contexts on young people’s safety
- Context weighting: This section includes a context-weighting guide and tool for use in meetings to visually show the contexts where children are safe and contexts in need of response. Use this tool to support developing plans which are focussed on contexts
- Planning meetings: This section includes resources, advice, and case studies on how to develop plans for young people affected by extra-familial harm. We have pooled together learning from our test sites to share ideas about how to: chair planning meetings focused on extra-familial harm; build safety plans that target contextual factors; and involve a range of partners in creating safety around young people