Southampton Children Service Contextual Safeguarding Conference

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Reducing Risk Outside the Home

Southampton Children’s Services are hosting a contextualised safeguarding conference focused on reducing risk outside the home.

Conference Details

  • Date: 18 October 2023
  • Time: 9.30am-4pm
  • Venue: Highpoint, Bursledon Road, Southampton, SO19 8BR
  • Host: Robert Henderson, Executive Director, Southampton Children Services
  • Keynote: Molly Manister, PhD Researcher - Contextual Safeguarding Team, Durham University

Outline of the day

We will review the learning from the Risk Outside the Home pilot and outline our multi-agency approach to the next steps.


Our Keynote speaker Molly Manister from Carlene Firmin’s Contextual Safeguarding team at Durham University, will be sharing the learning from their DfE Planning for Safety project and Risk Outside the Home approaches. We will share our vision for championing a new way of reducing the risk for young people and how the wider multi-agency approach required to safeguard young people outside of their homes will be developed.

There will be a number of workshops and plenty of opportunities to ask questions.


  • 9.30am – Arrival and sign in
  • 9.45am – Welcome from Robert Henderson
  • 10am – Keynote Speaker – Molly Manister
  • 11.15am – Coffee
  • 11.45am – Responding to Contexts & Table Discussions
  • 1pm – Lunch and networking
  • 2pm – Expert by Experience Q&A
  • 2.30pm – Local Initiatives to Increase Safety
  • 3.30pm – Closing comments from Robert Henderson


By the end of the session delegates will have:

  • Been updated on the Risk Outside the Home pilot and learning
  • Have contributed to discussions and reflections on how this learning can be applied within the settings they work
  • Have an understanding of how to further participate in developing and embedding this approach
  • Gain a greater awareness of local services and initiatives responding to risks outside the home

How to book

To book email the Safeguarding Partnerships Team with the name, job title and email address of all delegates wishing to attend, including any special dietary requirements

Refreshments and lunch will be provided. Parking is available onsite.

The closing date for booking this event is Friday 13 October 2023.