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 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

“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


This course can be booked in two ways, either:

with Level 4 NCFE Accreditation: £120
Or, with CPD Accreditation only: £80

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.

Upcoming Training

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

17 November 2022  9:30am – 4:00pm  Book your place

26 January 2023  9:30am – 4:00pm  Book your place

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.

Kendra Houseman, Out of the Shadows

Kendra is a campaigner, survivor, public speaker and advocate for children affected by criminal and sexual exploitation. As well as educating professionals, she provides mentoring for young people exposed to exploitation, runs national campaigns and consultancy for organisations on how to improve their safeguarding.