Since the pandemic began, we've all had to adapt to find new ways to support children, young people and their families. Our resources will help you continue to safeguard children you work or volunteer with and ensure their welfare.
The impact of COVID-19 on child welfare: sexual abuse
This insight briefing uses insight from NSPCC helpline contacts and Childline counselling sessions to highlight the impact of sexual abuse on children and young people during the coronavirus pandemic.
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Updating your safeguarding policies and procedures
We’ve put together some information to help you consider what updates you need to make to your policies during COVID-19 to ensure children are kept safe.
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Coronavirus briefing: guidance for schools
We are regularly updating our safeguarding guidance and information for schools in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Find out about changes that affect schools and how you can support children.
Use our resources below to gain an understanding of how you can keep children and young people safe in your school or college and how to address issues such as unhealthy relationships or peer-on-peer abuse.
Peer-on-peer sexual abuse
Find out what peer-on-peer sexual abuse and harassment is, how to recognise and respond and how you can create a healthy and safe environment for all children and young people you work with.
Teaching children about positive relationships
Our It's Not OK teaching resources can be used with children and young people aged 11+ and is designed to help them recognise concerning behaviour and identify characteristics of positive relationships.
Promoting healthy relationships in schools
Guidance for teachers and group leaders on talking to children and young people about healthy relationships in an age-appropriate manner as well as ways to promote healthy relationships to children of different ages.