Contextual Safeguarding and Child Protection: Rewriting the Rules

1st Edition

Carlene Firmin

June 16, 2020 Forthcoming
Reference - 304 Pages - 22 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780367245856 - CAT# 305295


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This book offers a complete account of Contextual Safeguarding theory, policy and practice frameworks for the first time. It highlights the particular challenge of extra-familial routes through which young people experience significant harm, such as child sexual exploitation, criminal exploitation, serious youth violence, domestic abuse in teenage relationships, bullying, gang-association and radicalisation.

Through analysing case reviews, observing professionals and co-creating practices with them, Firmin provides a personal, philosophical, strategic and practical account of the design, implementation and future of Contextual Safeguarding. Drawing together a wealth of practice examples, case studies, policy references and practitioner insights for the first time, this book articulates a new safeguarding framework and provides a detailed account of its translation across an entire child protection system and its relevant component parts.

It will be of interest to all scholars, students and professionals working within social work, youth justice and youth work, policing and law enforcement, community safety, council services, forensic and clinical psychology, counselling, health and education.

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