Contextual Safeguarding - Assessment and Pathways in Oldham

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Published date: 
Wednesday, 15th May 2019

Course presenters: Clare Griffiths – Senior Practitioner, YJS, Target Services, Positive Steps
                                  Catherine Lawler – LSCB Training Consultant                                              

Over recent years concern has grown regarding violence and abuse within young people’s friendships, relationships and behavior.

Recorded cases of children committing sexual offences against other children have risen by 78% in England and Wales between 2013 and 2016 (Barnardo’s, 2017)

Between 30 and 70% of young women report encountering sexual harassment in school (EVAW, 2010: Girl Guiding UK, 2014)

10-15 years olds in 2013 were estimated to have experienced 465,000 incidents of violent crime, 79% of which had been perpetrated by someone also aged 10-15 (ONS, 2015)

This briefing aims to assist practitioners in understanding Contextual Safeguarding as an approach that recognises and responds to harm young people experience outside of the home.

It will outline Oldham’s response to contextual safeguarding.

Learning Outcomes:

Knowledge of contextual Safeguarding and how to recognise it as a safeguarding issue.
Have a clear understanding of the response required in Oldham.

Target Audience:

This course is for anyone who comes into contact with young people.


Wednesday, 3rd July 2019, 2.30 – 3.30 p.m, Lees Suite, Civic Centre, closing date 29 May 2019

Thursday, 5th September 2019, 10.00 – 11.00 a.m, Crompton Suite, Civic Centre, closing date 25 July 2019

Should you be interested in attending either of the above briefings, please submit your application via the following link before the closing date for each session: