Contextual Safeguarding (CS) is an approach to safeguarding children and young people which responds to their experiences of harm outside the home. The idea was introduced as a method for expanding child protection to assess and intervene with peer groups, schools, neighbourhood and online contexts where young people are abused and not just within families. Over the past five years, the concept of Contextual Safeguarding has garnered national interest from practitioners, managers and policymakers concerned with the welfare of vulnerable adolescents. Close to every local authority in England now have practitioners who are members of the CS Network.
Whilst the UK maintains its reputation as a climate leader, there are some clear risks arising over the coming years, including Brexit and economic concerns that may impact on action on climate. The numbers of outright climate opponents may be small, a large number of Members of Parliament are silent or passive supporters of the agenda and climate champions remain small in numbers. Green Alliance’s Climate Leadership programme aims to engage and inform UK Members of Parliament through events and activities with the expectation of them becoming climate champions that advocate ambitious climate policies.
It is crucial that the UK re-energises its role as a climate leader, working with other nations across the globe.
With the number of potential victims of Modern Slavery reported to the National Crime Agency (NCA) increasing year on year, Hope for Justice work to end modern slavery by preventing exploitation, rescuing victims, restoring lives and reforming society. They are proactive in working with crucial services across the county to rescue and provide support to victims with their mission being to empower survivors of modern slavery with the opportunity to heal and recapture the most basic human rights, freedom and hope.
Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) is a leading independent humanitarian organisation for emergency medical aid. In more than 70 countries worldwide, MSF provides relief to the victims of war, natural disasters and epidemics irrespective of race, religion, gender or political affiliation. The awarded grant will support MSF to respond to global needs and challenges as and when they occur.