Safeguarding, exploitation and preventing harm

This section contains toolkits, resources and ways of working that youth justice services and partners can use to support working with children that are at risk of harm from self, from others and to others. 

 

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Summary:  Access to the County Durham Safeguarding Children Partnership procedure for children exhibiting and engaging in harmful sexual behaviour.      Description: County Durham youth justice service have co-created and supported the re-drafting of Safeguarding Children Partnership procedures concerned with harmful sexual behaviour from children. This was work initiated following increase in number of children accessing the youth justice service due…
Summary: Link to the Innovate project, which looks at addressing extra-familial risk and harm including child sexual exploitation, criminal exploitation, peer-on-peer harm, gang affiliation, and serious youth violence.       Description: The Innovate Project is a four-year research study funded at £1.9million by the Economic and Social Research Council (one of the UK research councils), which begun in 2019. The…
Summary: East Sussex youth offending team have shared their contexual peer group assessment executive summary, which aimed to develop agency understanding of where and how children interacted with each other and how local agencies can improve safeguarding practice for victims of criminal exploitation.     Description:  During COVID lockdown between March to July 2020, Children’s Services and Sussex Police saw…
Summary:  Attached is the link to the Contextual Safeguarding Network guide support adopting contextual safeguarding approaches to practice.      Description: Contextual Safeguarding Network have published a guide to support staff access the most relevant resources on the Contextual Safeguarding Network for adopting contextual approaches in practice. The guide is organised by incremental stages from learning the basics, such as…
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