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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Sexual abuse: a public health challenge

Topics: Child sexual abuse and CSE Type: Research

Review of the evidence looks at what we know about the causes, prevalence and consequences of sexual abuse.

Thermal injuries on children: Core info leaflet

Topics: Physical abuse Type: Practical guidance

A leaflet summarising what is currently know about accidental and intentional scalds and burns on children. Part of the Core info leaflet series.

The social baby

Topics: Early years Type: Practical guidance

A DVD to help new parents understand how babies communicate from birth.

Child protection records retention and storage guidance

Topics: Safeguarding and child protection Type: Practical guidance

Guidance to help organisations understand the principles of keeping and managing records about child protection concerns.

Definitions and signs of child abuse

Topics: Safeguarding and child protection Type: Research

Definitions and signs of child abuse

Issues to consider when looking at child abuse statistics

Topics: Safeguarding and child protection Type: Practical guidance

Our factsheet sets out some of the key issues to consider when looking at child abuse statistics.

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.