OSCB Annual Conference 2019: Contextual Safeguarding
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The OSCB Annual Conference 2019 is aimed at practitioners across the children's workforce and will explore the concept of Contextual Safeguarding.
Contextual Safeguarding is an approach to understanding, and responding to, young people's experiences of significant harm beyond their families. It recognises that the different relationships that young people form in their neighbourhoods, schools and online can feature violence and abuse.
The keynote speaker for the day is Dr Carlene Firmin, who has developed and led on Contextual Safeguarding at the International Centre; Researching Child Sexual Exploitation, Violence and Trafficking at the University of Bedfordshire, and founder of the MsUnderstood partnership.
Delegates will also hear from local speakers from the police, child and adolescent mental health services, children's social care and the voluntary and community sector.