Contextual risk, individualised responses: an assessment of safeguarding responses to nine cases of peer-on-peer abuse

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/622014
Title:
Contextual risk, individualised responses: an assessment of safeguarding responses to nine cases of peer-on-peer abuse
Authors:
Firmin, Carlene Emma
Abstract:
Practitioners, academics and policymakers are increasingly questioning the sufficiency of safeguarding practice in protecting young people from peer-on-peer abuse in England. Using the findings from an in-depth analysis of nine cases where young people either raped or murdered their peers, this article explores approaches to assessing and intervening with those affected by peer-on-peer abuse. Building upon international calls for a contextual account of abuse between young people, the article identifies a professional struggle to address the interplay between young people’s homes and the public and social spaces in which peer-on-peer abuse often manifests. Findings from this study are used to illuminate wider research into peer-on-peer abuse which has indicated a professional inability to: assess young people’s behaviours with reference to the contexts in which they occur; change the environmental factors that influence abusive behaviours; and recognise the vulnerability of those who abuse their peers. The article concludes that to effectively respond to peer-on-peer abuse, multi-agency partnerships are required which can identify, assess and intervene with the norms in peer groups, schools and public spaces that can facilitate peer-on-peer abuse and undermine parental capacity to keep young people safe - thereby adopting a more contextual approach to safeguarding adolescents.
Citation:
Firmin C. (2017) 'Contextual risk, individualised responses: an assessment of safeguarding responses to nine cases of peer-on-peer abuse', Child Abuse Review.
Publisher:
Wiley
Journal:
Child Abuse Review
Issue Date:
21-Feb-2017
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/622014
DOI:
10.1002/car.2449
Additional Links:
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/car.2449/full
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
0952-9136
Appears in Collections:
Applied social sciences

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dc.contributor.authorFirmin, Carlene Emmaen
dc.date.accessioned2017-02-02T11:07:54Z-
dc.date.available2017-02-02T11:07:54Z-
dc.date.issued2017-02-21-
dc.identifier.citationFirmin C. (2017) 'Contextual risk, individualised responses: an assessment of safeguarding responses to nine cases of peer-on-peer abuse', Child Abuse Review.en
dc.identifier.issn0952-9136-
dc.identifier.doi10.1002/car.2449-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/622014-
dc.description.abstractPractitioners, academics and policymakers are increasingly questioning the sufficiency of safeguarding practice in protecting young people from peer-on-peer abuse in England. Using the findings from an in-depth analysis of nine cases where young people either raped or murdered their peers, this article explores approaches to assessing and intervening with those affected by peer-on-peer abuse. Building upon international calls for a contextual account of abuse between young people, the article identifies a professional struggle to address the interplay between young people’s homes and the public and social spaces in which peer-on-peer abuse often manifests. Findings from this study are used to illuminate wider research into peer-on-peer abuse which has indicated a professional inability to: assess young people’s behaviours with reference to the contexts in which they occur; change the environmental factors that influence abusive behaviours; and recognise the vulnerability of those who abuse their peers. The article concludes that to effectively respond to peer-on-peer abuse, multi-agency partnerships are required which can identify, assess and intervene with the norms in peer groups, schools and public spaces that can facilitate peer-on-peer abuse and undermine parental capacity to keep young people safe - thereby adopting a more contextual approach to safeguarding adolescents.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherWileyen
dc.relation.urlhttp://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/car.2449/full-
dc.rightsYellow - can archive pre-print (ie pre-refereeing)-
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/*
dc.subjectchild protectionen
dc.subjectchild sexual exploitationen
dc.subjectsafeguardingen
dc.subjectintimate partner violence (IPV)en
dc.subjectsexual exploitationen
dc.subjectsexual abuseen
dc.titleContextual risk, individualised responses: an assessment of safeguarding responses to nine cases of peer-on-peer abuseen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalChild Abuse Reviewen
dc.date.updated2017-02-02T10:59:26Z-
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