NYSCP Contextual Safeguarding Keynote by Dr Carlene Firmin MBE at NYCC Children & Families Service Day - North Yorkshire

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Contextual Safeguarding Keynote by Dr Carlene Firmin MBE at NYCC Children & Families Service Day

North Yorkshire County Council’s Children and Families Service had the pleasure of the company of Dr Carlene Firmin MBE. Dr Firmin spoke at a Children and Families Day around the work she leads at the University of Bedfordshire for Contextual Safeguarding. With kind permission we were able to video Carlene’s Keynote and hope you will find this of interest.

More information about how North Yorkshire approaches Contextual Safeguarding can be found here. You can find out more about the Contextual Safeguarding Network here

To access the slides that Carlene is presenting to please download them below:

Bio: Dr Carlene Firmin MBE is a Principal Research Fellow at the University of Bedfordshire, where she leads their Contextual Safeguarding and peer-on-peer abuse research programmes. Carlene has spent the past 10 years researching young people’s experiences of community and group-based violence and advocated for comprehensive approaches that keep young people safe in public places, schools and peer groups. Her theory of Contextual Safeguarding has informed policy and research agendas for advancing the protection of adolescents, and she has worked with practitioners across the UK to co-create contextual interventions and develop contextual safeguarding systems within children’s social care. Carlene has also conducted 20 case reviews for safeguarding children’s boards to identify opportunities for intervening with extra-familial forms of significant harm.


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