Contextual Safeguarding Training

This course provides an opportunity to learn about Contextual Safeguarding and how Ivison Trust’s Relational Safeguarding fits into the Contextual Safeguarding approach. We cover the history of Contextual Safeguarding, what it is and how it works in practice.

Lessons learnt from Contextual Safeguarding pilot sites are discussed, including thinking about how, in our own practice, we can take it forward. We also utilise a case study in order to put the theory we have learnt into practice.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn what Contextual Safeguarding is and how it works in practice
  • Learn about the history of Contextual Safeguarding and its principles
  • Understand the Ivison Trust Relational Safeguarding Model
  • Understand how Contextual Safeguarding and Relational Safeguarding can work in unison to create a holistic, robust safeguarding plan for children at risk of exploitation
  • Learn how to work with the Contextual Safeguarding approach beyond referrals and how to use assessment frameworks
  • Understand safety mapping, case weighting and partnership working
  • Learn the importance of quality assuring language
  • Apply learning to a case study
  • This course is CPD accredited.

Fantastic course, I would highly recommend it. Great mix of interaction and information. Thank you.

Ivison Trust is the leading organisation in this field as far as our organisation are concerned . Their training programmes , based on knowledge of the field , are the gold standard and training with Ivison Trust should be mandatory for anyone undertaking this type of work .

Who is this course for?

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


£65 per delegate

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

This course will be delivered online, via MS Teams, presented live by Dr Sarah Hall.

Upcoming Training

New dates coming soon.

Meet the Trainer

Dr Sarah Hall 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.

Sarah’s recent publications

Parent’s Experience of Children’s Social Care
She Doesn’t have to get in the car
South Yorkshire Empower and Protect CSE Innovation Project Evaluation Report

Stuart Piper Cert Ed.MA – Strategic Partnership Coordinator

Stuart is an experienced specialist safeguarding adviser, chair, investigator, and trainer with extensive experience in law enforcement, the public sector and partnership working. Most recently, he was the Safeguarding Adviser to the Mayor of West Yorkshire and Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime and the Police and Crime Commissioner for West Yorkshire over an 8 year period. In those roles, Stuart provided expert advice focusing on child sexual abuse and exploitation, modern slavery, human trafficking, missing people and counter terrorism.