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When we work in local areas, services and organisations we use ‘system reviews’ as opportunities to pause and reflect on the extent to which children’s social care, and wider safeguarding partnerships are implementing a Contextual Safeguarding approach. This System Review Tool mirrors the approach used by our researchers during system reviews. By sharing this tool we aim to support service leaders and/or other researchers who are evaluating, or exploring, the use of Contextual Safeguarding to identify and assess an organisations/partnership’s progress in implementing a Contextual Safeguarding approach. If you are interested in this tool please watch the 30 minute video tutorial first and then read the guidance document for how to use the tool.

Contextual Safeguarding System Review Guidance

This System Review Tool aims to support service leaders and/or other researchers who are evaluating, or exploring, the use of Contextual Safeguarding to identify and assess an organisations/partnership’s progress in implementing a Contextual Safeguarding approach

Contextual Safeguarding Values Checker

Guidance to assess the extent to which the Values underpinning a Contextual Safeguarding approach are evident

A Traffic Light Tool to track implementation of Contextual Safeguarding across a local system

An example of a completed System Review results tool

A blank recording template for System Review results