Sunderland Safeguarding Children Partnership

Complex Safeguarding

The Contextual Safeguarding Network is an approach to understanding, and responding to, young people’s experiences of significant harm beyond their families.

Trylife Interactive Film and Trylearning Online Resources -  Interactive films enable young people over the age of 13 to explore hard hitting, real life experiences, choosing the outcomes and learning from that experience.  Episode 6—Jessica's Story is available now—Click Here to access more information on Trylife and the full suite of films.

lookcloser is a partnership campaign aiming to raise awareness of child exploitation and abuse, with a particular focus on public spaces. 

Professor Carlen Firmin Seminar 'Green lights, speed bumps and cul-de-sacs: the road to contextual safeguarding. You can now view the recording via the following link:

At least half a million children are estimated to experience some form of sexual abuse each year. Supporting professionals to have the knowledge, skills and confidence in identifying and responding to concerns of child sexual abuse is fundamental in addressing this.  Our new film series distils key information from our recent resources quickly and accessibly for professionals in 12 short films. The resources are:

These resources aim to give professionals the knowledge to identify concerns of child sexual abuse and the confidence to respond to it, not just with the child, but with the whole family.  Being conscious of how busy professionals are, and wanting to share as many key messages from these resources as widely as possible, we have created a 12 part short-film series. These films are designed for anyone whose role brings them into contact with children and young people under 18 years old or their parents or carers; including social workers, teachers, police officers, health professionals, voluntary-sector workers or faith leaders/workers – whether they are new to the role, still in training or highly experienced.The films in this new accompanying series explore the subject of child sexual abuse and set out how we can best support children, families and carers. The films signpost you to the CSA Centre resources.

Supporting practice in tackling child sexual abuse: A film series for professionals, by professionals - YouTube


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