A route to safety: using bus boarding data to identify roles for transport providers within contextual safeguarding systems
child sexual abuse
N800 Tourism, Transport and Travel
geographical information systems
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AbstractDuring adolescence, risk to young people’s safety shifts from familial to community contexts. Contextual safeguarding has emerged in response to this dynamic; by providing a conceptual framework through which to incorporate extra-familial contexts (and those who manage them) into traditionally family-focused child protection systems. This paper uses GiS mapping techniques to explore the extent to which bus boarding data could be used to: target protective interventions in public spaces; evidence routes where young people may be vulnerable; and build local area problem profiles. In doing so it provides foundational evidence for including transport providers in contextual safeguarding systems.
CitationFirmin C, Abbott M (2018) 'A route to safety: using bus boarding data to identify roles for transport providers within contextual safeguarding systems', Children & Society, 32 (5), pp.381-392.
JournalChildren & Society
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