Research and resources

Child protection and safeguarding information, advice and research

Search our directory for our latest research, child protection statistics, leaflets, practical guidance, briefings and evaluations that share what we've learned from our services for children and families.

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Gillick competency and Fraser guidelines

Topics: Safeguarding and child protection Type: Briefing

An explanation of the guidelines for balancing the need to listen to children’s wishes with the responsibility to keep them safe.

Photography and sharing images guidance

Topics: Safeguarding and child protection Type: Practical guidance

Guidance for photographing and recording children during events and activities

Research with children: ethics, safety and avoiding harm

Topics: Safeguarding and child protection Type: Practical guidance

What to consider when conducting research involving children

Trafficking leaflets for professionals

Topics: Child trafficking Type: Leaflets and posters

Find out how you can help protect children who have been trafficked or are at risk of child trafficking.

 

CTAC's Young People’s Advisory Group leaflets

Topics: Child trafficking Type: Leaflets and posters

Find out how you can help protect children who have been trafficked or are at risk of child trafficking.

 

ICARUS leaflets

Topics: Child trafficking Type: Leaflets and posters

Find out how you can help protect children who have been trafficked or are at risk of child trafficking.

 

Home alone guide

Topics: Parenting Type: Leaflets and posters

Advice to help parents decide when it is safe to leave their children home alone and how to choose a babysitter or childminder.

Out alone

Topics: Parenting Type: Leaflets and posters

Advice for parents on how to prepare children for being out on their own.

Handle with care

Topics: Parenting Type: Leaflets and posters

Advice for parents on safe ways to hold and care for your baby and ways to cope when the crying doesn’t stop.

Positive parenting

Topics: Parenting Type: Leaflets and posters

Tips to help cope with all the demands of parenting. Advice on setting boundaries for your child, building relationships and keeping your cool.