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contextual safeguarding

We aim to integrate the contextual safeguarding approach into all aspects of our work alongside young women and girls. Abianda is a member of the Contextual Safeguarding Network.

Abianda's Contextual Safeguarding work aims to trigger systems change externally to Abianda through training and consultation. Our focus is to support partners in implementing a strength-based, contextual safeguarding approach both throughout their organisations and in the spaces and places that serve young women, in turn, enabling communities to be active participants in safeguarding young women and girls.

If you would like to enquire about Abianda's contextual safeguarding offer, please email our Interim Services and Safeguarding Lead Fiona at fiona[at]

What is Contextual Safeguarding?



“Participatory approaches are essential to implementing a contextual approach effectively: we need to understand the realities of young people’s lives.”

Our Founder & CEO Abi was featured on the Contextual Safeguarding Network's podcast to discuss how we utilise - participatory principles and contextual safeguarding in our work - click here to listen

Our former practitioner Laura was featured on the Contextual Safeguarding Network's podcast to speak about developing a peer-led intervention with peer mentors at a youth club - click here to listen

Training and Professional Development

If you would like to learn more about using the contextual safeguarding approach in your own work, we offer training on contextual safety planning and taking a contextual safeguarding approach. Read more about our training here

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