Risks outside the home

What do we mean by Risks Outside the Home?

Risks outside the home is sometimes referred to as contextual safeguarding.

Supporting children at risk of, or experiencing, harm outside the home. Some children experience abuse and exploitation outside the home. This is often referred to as “extra-familial harm. 

Working Together to Safeguard Children 2023

Contextual Safeguarding: Re-writing the rules of Child Protection

This Ted Talk is available on YouTube by Dr Firmin, the founder of Contextual Safeguarding outlines:

  1. how contexts beyond families are associated with abuse
  2. how traditional child protection systems fail to engage with these contextual dynamics
  3. the components of the Contextual Safeguarding system that would redefine what child protection means.

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