March 31, 2020 Research & Evaluation, Research and Evidence Evaluation of the implementation of a Contextual Safeguarding system in the London Borough of Hackney Evaluation ReportsBy Michelle Lefevre, Oli Preston, Kristine Hickle, Rachel Horan, Helen Dew, Robin Banerjee, Tam Kane, Michael Barrow, Susannah Bowyer Download This report presents the evaluation of the design and implementation of a pilot Contextual Safeguarding system in the London Borough of Hackney. The project was funded by the second round of the Department for Education’s (DfE’s) Innovation Programme. The project was led by Hackney Children and Families Service, working with an Academic Development Team at the University of Bedfordshire, led by Dr Carlene Firmin. The evaluation was conducted by the University of Sussex and Research in Practice. The setup and implementation phase of the project was April 2017 to March 2019, followed by an embedding phase April 2019 to March 2020.