Advanced Contextual Safeguarding

This unique course combines real life experience and academic theory, giving participants the opportunity to apply contextual safeguarding to a real case study and hone their assessment planning skills.

  • Explore tools and techniques to risk assess contexts in where children are being exploited .
  • Gain confidence to create robust safeguarding plans for those contexts.
  • Gain an in depth understanding of social and street capital and apply that learning to a real life case study.

This course is fast paced and learners will receive a significant amount of information during the session. The training is deliberately delivered in this manner to reflect real life i.e. the time limitations/pressures professional’s face and also, the reality of young people’s experiences when they are being exploited.

“This is the most profound and powerful training I have been on in a long time. I would suggest that every professional that has even 1 minute of interaction with children and young people in their work place should have this training as mandatory!!!” – Course participant

“This was a fantastic training. The delivery was very powerful and impactful. It really brought to life the principle of thinking about the situation from the child’s point of view, and introduced me to new theories such as ‘Street Capital Theory’ which I could apply to cases I am currently working with. It helped to think about how our view of what is safe for a child who is being exploited may not be consistent with the child’s view. I will feel more confident expressing this in meetings moving forward” – DHI Worker

Learning Objectives

    • By the end of the course, participants will:
      • Understand the concepts of contextual safeguarding and its approach
      • Recognise extra familial harms and the contexts it takes place
      • Gain confidence for peer mapping and safeguarding
      • Be able to carry out robust assessment planning, understanding context interplay and weighting
      • Apply the contextual safeguarding framework and weighting approach to real case studies to reflect on how to reduce risk
      • Understand street capitol theory and social field’s theory.
      • Understand how to apply street capital theory and social fields theory to a real life case study
      • Evaluate disruption approaches to address risks
    • This course is CPD accredited.

“Thank you so much for this incredible training, I feel that it was one of the best training events that I have ever attended” – Social Worker

Who is this course for?

    • Residential workers
    • Housing Officers
    • Foster Carers
    • Youth Service Workers
    • Police Officers
    • Social Workers
    • Teaching and School staff


Price per delegate: £85

Discounts between 10% and 30% are available for group bookings – please send us an enquiry and a member of our team will be in touch.

Course Delivery

Online, via Teams.

Upcoming Training

16th June 2023 9.30am-4.00pm Book your place

13th October 2023 9.30am-4.00pm Book your place

19th January 2024 9.30am-4.00pm Book your place

The training course will be online, presented live by Dr Sarah Lloyd on zoom.

Meet the Trainer

Dr Sarah Lloyd

Sarah has extensive experience as an academic researcher in child exploitation, influenced by her early career in youth work and parent support. Sarah is passionate about the importance of family-centered, holistic support for families affected by child exploitation.