Contextualised Safeguarding – HMIP (November 2020)

 Summary: Link to the contextualised safeguarding report published by HMIP.

Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Probation (HMIP), as part of their Academic Insight series have published Contextual Safeguarding report setting 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.