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

Topics: Safeguarding and child protection Type: Briefing

How to recognise, respond to and prevent abuse from people in a position of authority such as teachers, care workers and doctors. Covers current legislation and guidance.

Recommended adult to child ratios for working with children

Topics: Safeguarding and child protection Type: Practical guidance

Guidance on appropriate levels of supervision for children and young people

Research with children: ethics, safety and avoiding harm

Topics: Safeguarding and child protection Type: Practical guidance

What to consider when conducting research involving children

Sexting: advice for professionals

Topics: Online safety Safeguarding and child protection Child sexual abuse and CSE Type: Practical guidance

Advice about the dangers of sexting and what to do to help a young person who has received or sent an explicit image, video or message.

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.