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A summary of the Care Inspectorate’s triennial review of initial case reviews and significant case reviews in Scotland: CASPAR briefing

(Published 2021)

This briefing looks at findings from reviews of serious child protection incidents in Scotland, and examines evidence of the impact of reviews on child protection practice.

Topics: Case reviews
Type: Briefing

Coronavirus (COVID-19) briefing: safeguarding guidance and information for schools

(Published 2021)

Guidance for schools in UK nations on safeguarding during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Type: Briefing

Coronavirus briefing: guidance for social workers

(Published 2021)

Provides guidance for social workers across the UK to help them support families and children during the coronavirus pandemic.

Type: Briefing

Teaching children and young people in special schools to recognise abusive behaviours and tell

(Published 2021)

Read how the NSPCC’s Keeping Safe programme has been implemented in schools for children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) in Northern Ireland.

Ofsted’s review of sexual abuse in schools and colleges: CASPAR briefing

(Published 2021)

Provides an overview of Ofsted’s findings and recommendations from their rapid review of sexual abuse in schools and colleges in England.

Type: Briefing

Resources on peer-on-peer sexual abuse in education and healthy relationships

(Published 2021)

Use our range of resources on peer-on-peer sexual abuse and healthy relationships for schools and anyone who works or volunteers with children and young people.

Think B4 You Type: anti-bullying toolkit

(Published 2021)

Our free resource is designed to help you support young people in designing and leading their own campaign around online bullying. Find out more about how the toolkit.

The sustainability of organisations delivering NSPCC services

(Published 2021)

This report looks at the sustainability and effectiveness of organisations implementing and delivering NSPCC services for local areas.

Child protection plan and register statistics

(Published 2021)

Child protection plan register statistics

Type: Statistics

Coronavirus briefing: safeguarding guidance and information for early years providers

(Published 2021)

Guidance for registered and regulated early years providers on safeguarding and child protection during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Type: Briefing

Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel annual report 2020: CASPAR briefing

(Published 2021)

Provides an overview of the key messages and learning from the Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel’s annual report for 2020.

Type: Briefing

Annual review of LCSPRs and rapid reviews: CASPAR briefing

(Published 2021)

Provides an overview of the key messages and learning from rapid reviews and Local Child Safeguarding Practice Reviews (LCSPRs) produced in the last year.

Type: Briefing

Delivering Pregnancy in Mind virtually during COVID-19: a process evaluation

(Published 2021)

We conducted an evaluation to see how our virtual preventative mental health programme, Pregnancy in Mind, supported parents during COVID-19 and how effective it is when compared to the face-to-face programme.

Wales’ statutory guidance on child sexual exploitation: CASPAR briefing

(Published 2021)

Find out what the Welsh government’s guidance around child sexual exploitation entails in volume 7 of Working together to safeguard people. Includes information on identifying, reporting, preventing and responding to sexual exploitation.

Type: Briefing

Look, Say, Sing, Play early years resources to use and share with parents

(Published 2021)

A set of resources to help parents interact with their baby, boosting child development and setting up positive behaviour as their child grows.

Sharing the Science evaluation

(Published 2021)

Read our evaluation a programme to help parents and professionals gain a better understanding of the impact of early adversity of child brain development.

E-safety for schools

(Published 2021)

Online safety support and resources for schools and colleges including training, teaching resources, information for parents, IT systems requirements and ongoing monitoring.

Protecting children from abuse by someone in a position of trust or authority

(Published 2021)

Provides information on how to recognise, respond to and prevent abuse from people in a position of authority such as teachers, care workers and doctors.

Type: Briefing

Key safeguarding legislation and guidance for schools

(Published 2021)

Details guidance and legislation that sets out the safeguarding responsibilities of schools and colleges in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

Topics: Schools
Type: Briefing

Delivering our local direct services to families during COVID-19

(Published 2021)

The NSPCC’s local services for children and families were adapted in 2020 to comply with COVID-19 restrictions. Find out more about what our research highlighted and the learning you can take from it.

Type: Research

Looked after children: statistics briefing

(Published 2021)

Explores the data and statistics available about looking after children, their experiences while in care and their outcomes to help professionals make evidence-based decisions.

Type: Statistics

Child sexual abuse: statistics briefing

(Published 2021)

How many children experience sexual abuse in the UK? Our briefing highlights key findings from the data and statistics about child sexual abuse.

Type: Statistics

Keeping children safe in education (KCSIE) 2020: CASPAR briefing

(Published 2021)

A summary of the key changes to Keeping children safe in education – England's safeguarding guidance for schools – introduced in 2019 and 2020.

Topics: Schools
Type: Briefing

NSPCC Learning Podcast

(Published 2021)

Prefer audio? Our podcast covers a range of child protection issues to inform, create debate and tell you about the work that we do to keep children safe.

Online safety resources for schools and organisations

(Published 2021)

Browse our range of online safety resources to help schools and organisations keep children and young people safe online.

Topics: Online safety

The impact of the coronavirus pandemic on child welfare: d/Deaf and disabled children

(Published 2021)

This briefing uses insight from NSPCC helpline contacts and Childline counselling sessions to highlight the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on d/Deaf and disabled children.

Type: Briefing

Childline annual review

(Published 2021)

Learn about what children and young people have been talking to Childline about over the last year. Also includes previous reports and thematic reports.

Type: Research

Teenagers: learning from case reviews

(Published 2021)

Published case reviews highlight that practitioners sometime struggle to work with teenagers who are experiencing complex issues. This briefing covers the key issues and learning for improved practice around working with teenagers.

Topics: Case reviews
Type: Briefing

Volunteering with vulnerable families: a rapid review of the literature

(Published 2021)

At the end of 2020, we commissioned a review of relevant literature around volunteers supporting vulnerable families. Discover more about the research we found and what the key findings were.

Type: Research

Positive parenting

(Published 2021)
Topics: Parenting

Working together to safeguard children: CASPAR briefing

(Published 2020)

Summary of key changes in the government's 2018 statutory guidance on safeguarding children and young people for England. Includes summary of further updates made in December 2020.

Type: Briefing

The impact of the coronavirus pandemic on child welfare: schools

(Published 2020)

We look at what children and young people have told Childline about being away from school and then returning during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. One in a series of briefings sharing insight from our helplines.

Type: Briefing

Learning from adapting the Baby Steps programme in response to COVID-19

(Published 2020)

Find out how we've been ensuring that parents and families continue to receive the perinatal support they need during the pandemic and what we've learnt from the process.

Still here for children: experiences of NSPCC staff who supported children and families during COVID-19

(Published 2020)

Our report covers the experiences of NSPCC staff who have been supporting children and families during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Type: Research

Relationships and sex education (RSE) resources for schools

(Published 2020)

Find out about the new health, relationships, and sex education (RSE) curriculum in England with our RSE resources.

Topics: Schools

Anti-bullying resources

(Published 2020)

Take a look at our range of resources to support the prevention of bullying from templates, training, leaflets and guidance to podcast episodes.

Topics: Bullying
Type: Briefing

Implementation evaluation of InCtrl

(Published 2020)

Read our evaluation report of InCtrl, a pilot NSPCC service for children and young people that aims to prevent technology assisted child sexual abuse (TA-CSA).

Challenges from the frontline - revisited

(Published 2020)

Our report investigates the challenges posed by austerity and welfare reform to services working with vulnerable families in Scotland.

Type: Research

The impact of the coronavirus pandemic on child welfare: online abuse

(Published 2020)

Highlights the issues children, young people and adults have raised to Childline and the NSPCC helpline in relation to children being targeted for sexual abuse online during the pandemic. Includes a breakdown of key findings and themes.

Type: Briefing

Impact evaluation of Domestic Abuse, Recovering Together (DART)

(Published 2020)

We looked into the impact of scale-up sites delivering DART in comparison to families who previously attended the service at the NSPCC. The service is aimed at mothers and their children who've been affected by domestic abuse.

Pregnancy in Mind process evaluation

(Published 2020)

We conducted an evaluation of our Pregnancy in Mind's face-to-face service which is a preventative mental health service for parents. 

Topics: Early years

Statistics briefing: child deaths due to abuse or neglect

(Published 2020)

Our briefing compiles available data and statistics on how many children have died due to abuse or neglect to help you make evidence-based decisions about child protection.

Type: Statistics

The impact of the coronavirus pandemic on child welfare: physical abuse

(Published 2020)

What have children and adults told the NSPCC helpline and Childline about physical abuse during the coronavirus pandemic? See our insight briefing for a breakdown of the key themes.

Topics: Physical abuse
Type: Briefing

How safe are our children?

(Published 2020)

Our annual report compiles and analyses the most robust and up-to-date child protection data that exists across the four nations in the UK.

Type: Statistics

The impact of the coronavirus pandemic on child welfare: sexual abuse

(Published 2020)

This 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.

Type: Briefing

Research with children: ethics, safety and avoiding harm

(Published 2020)

Explains what researchers need to consider when involving children in their research and includes information on ethics in child research and identifying potential risks.

Sudden unexpected death in infancy (SUDI): CASPAR briefing

(Published 2020)

See our briefing on sudden unexpected death in infancy (SUDI) in England from June 2018 to August 2019. Key findings are taken from the Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel’s review and includes key learning and recommendations.

Type: Briefing

Harmful sexual behaviour: research briefing

(Published 2020)

Research briefing

Our summary of messages from research into HSB published in 2016 and 2017.

Type: Research

Definitions and signs of child abuse

(Published 2020)

Explains the definition of child abuse and provides an insight into the different types of abuse as well as setting out general signs to keep an eye out for.

Type: Research

Social isolation and the risk of child abuse during and after the coronavirus pandemic

(Published 2020)

Read our report summarising the risks to children’s safety due to the conditions created by the coronavirus crisis, and why these risks might intensify during the pandemic.

Type: Research

The impact of the coronavirus pandemic on child welfare: domestic abuse

(Published 2020)

This insight briefing uses insight from NSPCC helpline contacts and Childline counselling sessions to highlight the impact of domestic abuse on children and young people during the coronavirus pandemic.

Topics: Domestic abuse
Type: Briefing

Domestic abuse: learning from case reviews

(Published 2020)

Understand more about the potential risks and impacts of children experiencing domestic abuse as well as what you can do to improve your practice when working with children and families.

Type: Briefing

Online abuse: learning from case reviews

(Published 2020)

Lessons from case reviews published since 2008, where online abuse was a key factor.

Type: Briefing

What children are saying to Childline about coronavirus

(Published 2020)

This briefing summarises key messages from children who have been talking to Childline about coronavirus (COVID-19).

Type: Briefing

Safeguarding children at risk from criminal exploitation: CASPAR briefing

(Published 2020)

Key messages about the criminal exploitation of children and young people in England based on rapid reviews received by the Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel between July 2018 and March 2019.

Type: Briefing

Complexity and challenge: a triennial analysis of SCRs 2014-2017: CASPAR briefing

(Published 2020)

Key messages from the DfE's analysis of serious case reviews (SCRs) conducted in England.

Type: Briefing

Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel annual report 2018 to 2019: CASPAR briefing

(Published 2020)

Summarises key messages from the Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel's first annual review about serious safeguarding incidents in England.

Type: Briefing

National Child Protection Inspections 2019 thematic report: CASPAR briefing

(Published 2020)

CASPAR briefing

Summary findings from Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services' report looking at how the police service protects children and young people in England and Wales.

Type: Briefing

Child sexual abuse in the family environment: CASPAR briefing

(Published 2020)

A briefing summarising the findings from inspections of how agencies in England respond to child sexual abuse in the family.

Type: Briefing

Nominated child protection lead or designated safeguarding officer

(Published 2020)

Example role description for nominated child protection lead, also known as Designated Safeguarding Officer/Lead (DSO/DSL), named person or child protection officer.

Child sexual abuse: learning from case reviews

(Published 2020)

Highlights lessons from case reviews published since 2017 where child sexual abuse committed by adults was highlighted as a significant issue. Includes a summary of risk factors.

Type: Briefing

Evaluation of Minding the Baby

(Published 2019)

An evaluation of Minding the Baby, a service to improve the relationship between mothers and their children.

Topics: Early years

Wales safeguarding procedures: CASPAR briefing

(Published 2019)

A briefing on the new Wales safeguarding procedures, focusing on the procedures relating to children and young people at risk of harm.

Type: Briefing

Photography and sharing images guidance

(Published 2019)

Read our guidance to help you think about and mitigate the risks involved with making and sharing images of children and young people.

Recommended adult to child ratios for working with children

(Published 2019)

Guidance on appropriate staffing and supervision ratios for children and young people. Includes best practices for organisations outside of education and early years sectors.

Steps to Safety: report on the feasibility study

(Published 2019)

Read our feasibility study of an early intervention for parents experiencing domestic abuse.

Disguised compliance: learning from case reviews

(Published 2019)

Defines what disguised compliance is and why it's important that practitioners are able to recognise it. Includes lessons from case reviews published from 2014 onwards where disguised compliance is a key factor.

Type: Briefing

Implementation evaluation of Together for Childhood

(Published 2019)

Learning from an evaluation of Together for Childhood, a preventative approach to child abuse and neglect that involves community engagement and partnership working.

Protecting disabled children from sexual abuse

(Published 2019)

A 2019 research study into how parents and carers can keep children with disabilities safe from sexual abuse.

Type: Research

Childline posters and wallet cards

(Published 2019)

Our series of posters and wallet cards encourage children to contact Childline if they need to talk.

Topics: Schools

Home alone guide

(Published 2019)
Topics: Parenting

Out alone

(Published 2019)
Topics: Parenting

Handle with care

(Published 2019)

Advice you can share with parents you work with on safe, positive ways to hold and care for their baby and reduce the dangers of rough handling.

Topics: Parenting

Voluntary agencies: learning from case reviews

(Published 2019)

Looks at learning from published case reviews that specifically relate to the voluntary and community sector and highlights the key issues identified as well as how practice can be improved.

Type: Briefing

Learning from inquiries and reports about safeguarding practice

(Published 2019)

A compilation of findings and learning from published reports of inquiries and investigations into safeguarding practice in the voluntary and community sector.

Type: Briefing

Safeguarding and child protection standards for the voluntary and community sector

(Published 2019)

A set of recommended standards to help voluntary, community and faith organisations keep children and young people up to the age of 18 safe. Includes templates, examples and links to further information.

Introductory guide to safeguarding and child protection for the voluntary and community sector

(Published 2019)

A step-by-step approach to help you set up safeguarding and child protection measures. For voluntary, community and faith organisations and groups working with children and young people aged 0-18.

Example consent form

(Published 2019)

Download and use our template to create a consent form for your organisation that will help you collect the information and permissions required.

Example safeguarding policy statement

(Published 2019)

We've designed a template to help you write a document that reflects the safeguarding needs of the children and young people your organisation works with.

How do children’s helplines measure their effectiveness?

(Published 2019)

A systematic review of effectiveness of Childline and the outcomes for children who contact the service, including evidence about children’s helplines across the world.

Type: Research

"Is this sexual abuse?"

(Published 2019)

Report analysing the concerns being raised to Childline and the NSPCC helpline about peer sexual abuse.

Type: Research

What should I do? NSPCC helplines report about online safety

(Published 2019)

Report about how Childline, the NSPCC helpline and O2 are responding to children’s and parents’ concerns about sexual content online.

Topics: Online safety
Type: Research

Improving local mental health services for children who have experienced abuse or neglect

(Published 2019)

Guidance on designing and delivering mental health services to vulnerable groups of children and young people, includes an annual assessment of Local Transformation Plans.

Topics: Mental health
Type: Research

Let children know you’re listening

(Published 2019)

Resources to share learning about how to respond if a child tells you they have experienced abuse. Includes free poster resource.

Relationships, health and sex education statutory guidance: CASPAR briefing

(Published 2019)

Summary of the DfE guidance on what schools in England must deliver for Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Education and Health Education from 2020.

Topics: Schools
Type: Briefing

Harmful sexual behaviour framework

(Published 2019)

A framework to help local areas develop and improve multi-agency responses to children displaying harmful sexual behaviours (HSB).

Women as Protectors evaluation

(Published 2019)

An evaluation of the NSPCC's service to support women in safeguarding their children against men who pose a risk of sexual harm. Read the full report now.

Supporting military families

(Published 2019)

An evaluation of three NSPCC early intervention services aiming to improve the wellbeing of families in the military community.

No one noticed, no one heard

(Published 2019)

Read our 2013 research into the childhood experiences of abuse of young men and women and how they disclosed and sought help.

Type: Research

Helping children recover from child sexual exploitation

(Published 2019)

We evaluated our Protect and Respect service which supports young people who have been or are at risk of being sexually exploited. Find out what the key findings were.

Gillick competency and Fraser guidelines

(Published 2019)

Find out how these guidelines are used to decide whether a child is mature enough to make decisions about things that affect them.

Type: Briefing

It's Not OK: teaching resources about positive relationships

(Published 2019)

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.

Evaluation of Letting the Future In for children with learning disabilities

(Published 2018)

Evaluation of Letting the Future In for children with learning disabilities (LTFI-LD), a service to help children and young people with learning difficulties move on from sexual abuse.

Parents' leaflets

(Published 2018)
Topics: Parenting

Time for action on perinatal mental health care in Northern Ireland

(Published 2018)

Study into provision of support in Northern Ireland for women experiencing mental health problems during pregnancy and the year after birth.

Topics: Mental health
Type: Research

Understanding children’s and teachers’ views of Speak out Stay safe

(Published 2018)

Evaluation of the NSPCC’s Speak out Stay safe programme, which teaches school children to recognise and speak out about abuse and neglect.

Topics: Schools

10 years since the Byron Review

(Published 2018)
Topics: Online safety
Type: Research

Evaluation of Parents Under Pressure™

(Published 2018)

Evaluation of a service delivered by the NSPCC to support families where a parent has alcohol or substance misuse problems.

From bumps to babies: perinatal mental health care in Wales

(Published 2018)

Key findings and recommendations from the Perinatal Mental Health in Wales Project exploring how services are experienced by women and their partners.

Type: Research

Implementation evaluation of the Reunification Practice Framework

(Published 2018)

What we learned from supporting local authorities to use an evidence-based resource for assessing whether or not to return a child or young person home from care.

Implementation evaluation of Graded Care Profile 2

(Published 2018)

Review of how we supported organisations to use Graded Care Profile 2 (GCP2), a evidence-based tool to measure the quality of care being given to a child and identify whether a child is at risk of neglect.

Topics: Neglect

Implementation evaluation of Baby Steps

(Published 2018)

Summarises how we've supported other organisations to deliver Baby Steps in order to reach and help more families. Includes key findings, barriers to implementation and actions we're taking to address these.

Topics: Early years

Sexual violence and sexual harassment between children in schools and colleges: CASPAR briefing

(Published 2018)

We’ve summarised the key points from DfE’s guidance on sexual violence and sexual harassment between children (anyone under the age of 18) at school and college.

Type: Briefing

Assessing the Risk, Protecting the Child: final evaluation report

(Published 2018)

Evaluation of a service to assess and support the families of men who pose a sexual risk to children and to make decisions about actions to protect children.

Bringing the global to the local: trends in child protection

(Published 2018)

A review of global trends in the prevalence and services for child maltreatment in order to inform research, policy and practice in England.

Type: Statistics

The economic cost of child maltreatment in the UK

(Published 2018)

Preliminary study estimating the lifetime costs of child abuse and neglect

Type: Research

Children and young people who engage in technology-assisted harmful sexual behaviour

(Published 2018)

Research into the backgrounds and behaviours of boys and young men who engage in harmful sexual behaviours using online and mobile channels.

Type: Research

Final evaluation of the NSPCC Family SMILES service

(Published 2018)

Evaluation of a programme to help build children’s confidence and improve parents’ protective skills in families where there are parental mental health problems.

Topics: Mental health

Final evaluation of our FED UP service

(Published 2018)

We look at how well our service to reduce the impact of parental drug and alcohol misuse on children worked.

Impact of online and offline child sexual abuse: "Everyone deserves to be happy and safe"

(Published 2018)

Research into what young people and professionals say about the effects of offline and technology-assisted child sexual abuse, and how best to respond to it.

Type: Research

Implementation evaluation of Domestic Abuse, Recovering Together (DART)

(Published 2018)

What we learned from supporting organisations to deliver Domestic Abuse, Recovering Together™, a service which helps mothers and children who have experienced domestic abuse.

Topics: Domestic abuse

Minding the Baby: qualitative findings on implementation from the first UK service

(Published 2018)

Qualitative findings from a UK pilot of an early intervention programme designed to enhance a mother's relationship with her baby.

Topics: Early years

The right to recover

(Published 2018)

An overview of what happens to children following the disclosure or discovery of sexual abuse in the West of Scotland.

Type: Research

Stop TIME Online

(Published 2018)

An anti-online grooming activity pack, helping keep children and young people safe online.

Turn the Page manualised treatment programme: final evaluation report

(Published 2018)

What works in a service for teenage boys who display harmful sexual behaviour.

Type: Research

Evaluation of Letting the Future In

(Published 2018)

Findings from the largest randomised controlled trial (RCT) of a therapeutic service to help children who have been sexually abused.

Type: Research

Getting help

(Published 2018)

​What children are telling Childline about the services they receive following sexual abuse.

Type: Research

Inter-professional communication and decision making

(Published 2018)

Research by NSPCC and SCIE to identify from case review practice issues around how professionals in different agencies communicate and make decisions.

Topics: Case reviews
Type: Research

"I wasn’t sure it was normal to watch it"

(Published 2018)

Research report into the impact of online pornography on the values, attitudes, beliefs and behaviours of children and young people.

Type: Research

Looking after infant mental health: our case for change

(Published 2018)

Evidence-based proposition for rethinking how we put the health and well-being of young children in care and the quality of their future life outcomes at the heart of decision-making in England and Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland.

Topics: Mental health
Type: Research

Neglect and its relationship to other forms of harm

(Published 2018)

Findings from three evidence scopes investigating the relationship between child neglect and other forms of maltreatment. 

Topics: Neglect
Type: Research

Online child sexual abuse images

(Published 2018)

An overview of research into child sexual abuse images and approaches to tackling the issue.

Type: Research

A review of the research on children and young people who display harmful sexual behaviour online (HSB)

(Published 2018)

What the evidence base can tell us about the online harmful sexual behaviours displayed by children and young people.

Type: Research

Safeguarding disabled children in England

(Published 2018)

Findings from a National Working Group on Safeguarding Disabled Children survey into the effectiveness of local arrangements to safeguard disabled children.

Type: Research

Serious Case Review Quality Markers

(Published 2018)

A set of 18 quality markers to help local agencies and reviewers in commissioning and conducting high quality case reviews.

Topics: Case reviews

Sexting and young people: the parent's view

(Published 2018)

Research on parent’s awareness of issues surrounding sexting, and what information and support they would like to receive.

Type: Research

Someone to lean on

(Published 2018)

A guide for anyone who works or volunteers with a child or young person who has been sexually abused.

Telling about abuse

(Published 2018)

A story in pictures providing advice for deaf adults to help them find out what what to do when they have child protection concerns about a child.

Telling about bullying

(Published 2018)

A story in pictures providing advice for deaf adults to help them find out what they can do when a child is being bullied.

What children are telling us about bullying

(Published 2018)

The experiences of young people contacting Childline about bullying in 2015/16​.

Type: Research

Achieving emotional wellbeing for looked after children: a whole system approach

(Published 2018)

Gain an insight into how the care system can be changed to prioritise and achieve good emotional wellbeing and mental health for children care.

Type: Research

Deaf and disabled children talking about child protection

(Published 2018)

Highlights deaf and disabled children’s views and experiences of the child protection system, barriers to protection and how signs of abuse can be better recognised.

Type: Research

Spotlight on preventing child neglect

(Published 2018)
Topics: Neglect
Type: Research

Challenges from the frontline

(Published 2018)

Read our investigation into how welfare reform and austerity policies are affecting work with vulnerable families in Scotland.

Type: Research

Head and spinal injuries in children: Core info leaflet

(Published 2018)

A leaflet summarising what is known about the clinical presentation of inflicted head and spinal injuries in children.

Topics: Physical abuse

Neglect or emotional abuse in children aged 5-14: Core info leaflet

(Published 2018)

A leaflet summarising how neglect and emotional abuse affects children aged 5 to 14. Part of the Core info leaflet series.

Topics: Neglect

Neglect or emotional abuse in teenagers: Core info leaflet

(Published 2018)

A leaflet on what is currently known about teenagers’ experiences of neglect and emotional harm. Part of the Core info leaflet series.

Topics: Neglect

Neglect and serious case reviews

(Published 2018)

A systematic analysis of neglect in serious case reviews in England, between 2003 and 2011.

Topics: Neglect | Case reviews
Type: Research

The social baby

(Published 2018)
Topics: Early years

Issues to consider when looking at child abuse statistics

(Published 2018)

Explores the different issues to consider when looking at service data, self-report data, trends and comparing statistics across different areas in relation to child abuse.

ICARUS leaflets

(Published 2018)

CAMHS: learning from case reviews

(Published 2018)

We provide a summary of the key issues and risks that child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) need to be aware of as well as what best practices CAMHS practitioners should follow.

Type: Briefing

Child sexual exploitation: learning from case reviews

(Published 2018)

Highlights the key issues you need to be aware of when engaging with young people and compiles learning from case reviews to help you improve practice around CSE.

Type: Briefing

Culture and faith: learning from case reviews

(Published 2018)

We look at lessons from case reviews published since 2010, where culture and faith were highlighted as significant issues. Includes summary of risk factors and learning for improved practice.

Topics: Case reviews
Type: Briefing

d/Deaf and disabled children: learning from case reviews

(Published 2018)

A summary of the key issues highlighted when working with d/Deaf and disabled children and how practices can be improved. Includes further reading materials.

Type: Briefing

Education: learning from case reviews

(Published 2018)

Highlight how the education sector can improve safeguarding practice and what key issues they need to be aware of. Learning is taken from case reviews published since 2008.

Topics: Case reviews | Schools
Type: Briefing

Harmful sexual behaviour: learning from case reviews

(Published 2018)

We've compiled learning from case reviews published since 2010, where HSB was highlighted as a significant issue, to help you improve your practice when responding to the safeguarding implications of HSB.

Type: Briefing

Health: learning from case reviews

(Published 2018)

Lessons from case reviews published since 2013, which have highlighted lessons for health professionals to improve safeguarding practice.

Topics: Case reviews
Type: Briefing

Infants: learning from case reviews

(Published 2018)

Summarises the potential risks posed to babies and children aged two and under in vulnerable families and improving practice to support new parents.

Type: Briefing

Police: learning from case reviews

(Published 2018)

A summary of the risk factors and learning identified in published case reviews to help improve police safeguarding practice.

Topics: Case reviews
Type: Briefing

Returning children home from care: learning from case reviews

(Published 2018)

A summary of risk factors and learning for improving practice for reunification and highlights key issues related to children returning home from care.

Type: Briefing

Safeguarding in Education Self-Assessment Tool (ESAT)

(Published 2018)

Use our free online tool to audit your school’s current safeguarding arrangements and meet best safeguarding and child protection practices.

Topics: Schools
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How Safe 2021 conference

Our How Safe 2021 conference took place virtually this year. Find out what happened and what the key highlights were. Learn more

How Safe 2021 conference

Our How Safe 2021 conference took place virtually this year. Find out what happened and what the key highlights were. Learn more