• The social model and contextual safeguarding - key messages for practice

      Featherstone, Brid; Firmin, Carlene Emma; Gupta, Anna; Morris, Kate; Wroe, Lauren; Contextual Safeguarding Network; University of Huddersfield; University of Sheffield; University of Bedfordshire; Royal Holloway University (Contextual Safeguarding Network, 2020-07-31)
      In this briefing we explore the relationship between Contextual Safeguarding and the Social Model of Child Protection – and the potential that may exist in bringing these two ideas together to create child protection practices that target the social conditions in which abuse occurs. The briefing is divided into three sections. In section one we summarise the two approaches. In the second section we reflect on what the two approaches share and where they may diverge. In the final section we present how they could work together by use of a case study, and make recommendations for how to explore this potential in the future.