Contextual Safeguarding Academic Insight Report – HM Inspectorate of Probation (Updated Sept 2023)

Access to the contextual safeguarding report published by HM Inspectorate of Probation (2020).

Her Majesty- Inspectorate of Probation as part of their Academic Insight series have published, Contextual Safeguarding report.  The report sets out how contextual safeguarding has changed the response of child protection systems to children at risk of significant harm in extra-familial settings and relationships.

The report gives attention to how staff working in a youth justice context can integrate a contextual safeguarding approach, encompassing incorporation within assessment frameworks, the coordination of multi-pronged intervention plans that work with children, parents and extra-familial contexts, and the securing of social care oversight where a safeguarding response is required.