PHYVR project Research Associate Luke Billingham - who is also a Youth & Community Worker in Hackney, East London - was recently featured on the Contextual Safeguarding podcast, discussing the role that sports cages and ball courts can play in the lives of young people.
Contextual Safeguarding is an approach to safeguarding children and young people which responds to their experiences of harm outside the home.
In the podcast, Luke discusses how and why 'cages' can be both places of safety and places of harm for young people. They can be places which help make life worth living, but they can also be - and have been - places where lives are lost.
The podcast episode can be found here.