New open access briefing on the relationship between contextual, complex and transitional safeguarding

11 January 2019

Research in Practice A new briefing note produced by the Contextual Safeguarding Network at the University of Bedfordshire, with Research in Practice and Rochdale Borough Council, outlines what is meant by the terms ‘complex safeguarding’, ‘contextual safeguarding’ and ‘transitional safeguarding’ and how these approaches overlap and complement each other.

Practitioners, researchers and policy advisors have been developing and testing ways to advance child protection and multi-agency safeguarding practices to better engage with these dynamics of the adolescent experience.

The Safeguarding during adolescence – the relationship between Contextual Safeguarding, Complex Safeguarding and Transitional Safeguarding briefing note details how these areas engage with some of the challenges and risks associated with adolescence. It also provides a summary table of how the three relate the each other, including differences and commonalities.

The briefing is aimed at anyone interested in understanding more about new concepts and/or approaches to safeguarding young people and how they relate to each other. 

View the Safeguarding during adolescence – the relationship between Contextual Safeguarding, Complex Safeguarding and Transitional Safeguarding briefing note (open access).


Related Research in Practice resources

Transitional safeguarding - adolescence to adulthood: Strategic Briefing.


Upcoming Research in Practice resources and events

Safeguarding and exploitation - complex, contextual and holistic approaches: Strategic Briefing (March 2019).

Transitional Safeguarding: Research Messages Workshops (May – September 2019).

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