As well as threats to the welfare of children from within their families, children may be vulnerable to abuse or exploitation from outside their families. These extra-familial threats might arise at school and other educational establishments, from within peer groups, or more widely from within the wider community and/or online. These threats can take a variety of different forms and children can be vulnerable to multiple threats, including: exploitation by criminal gangs and organised crime groups such as county lines; trafficking, online abuse; sexual exploitation… Working Together 2018
The University of Bedfordshire have been leading research in this area and have established a wide range of information all included in their Impementation toolkit, There are 3 assessment frameworks ; peer, school & neighbourhood and research and resources available on their website to support these. One of the resources is the contextual assessment framework they provide a further range of tools on the network website (you will need to join the network to access, but there is no charge for this).