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Child Sexual Exploitation: Why Theory Matters$
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Jenny Pearce

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9781447351412

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2020

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447351412.001.0001

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Contextual Safeguarding: theorising the contexts of child protection and peer abuse

Contextual Safeguarding: theorising the contexts of child protection and peer abuse

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(p.63) 4 Contextual Safeguarding: theorising the contexts of child protection and peer abuse
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Child Sexual Exploitation: Why Theory Matters
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Carlene Firmin

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447351412.003.0004

This chapter presents the extra-familial dynamics of peer abuse against the familial parameters of child protection. Analysed through the constructivist structuralist concepts offered by Pierre Bourdieu, cumulative data from a multi-study programme into extra-familial abuse provides a roadmap towards identifying the components of a contextual account of, and response to, peer abuse. Through this process, it is possible to bridge the gap between the field of child protection and the social fields of peer groups. This can be done by theorising and testing a new approach to extra-familial child protection — Contextual Safeguarding. In so doing, the chapter explains a framework through which peer abuse can be both perceived, and responded to, as a child protection issue.

Keywords:   Contextual Safeguarding, extra-familial dynamics, peer abuse, child protection, extra-familial abuse, Pierre Bourdieu

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