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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E-safety for schools

Topics: Schools Online safety Type: Practical guidance

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

It's Not OK: teaching resources about positive relationships

Topics: Schools Safeguarding and child protection Type: Practical guidance

Videos and lesson plans for children and young people aged 11+ covering positive relationships, how to recognise concerning or abusive behaviour and what to do about it. 

Love Life: resources for young people with learning disabilities

Topics: Schools Deaf and disabled children Safeguarding and child protection Type: Practical guidance

Films and activities to help young people with special educational needs and learning disabilities learn about emotions, relationships and identity.

Making sense of relationships

Topics: Schools Type: Practical guidance

PSHE lesson plans for children aged 10-16 (key stages 2-4) on personal safety and healthy relationships.

Ofsted requirements for safeguarding in schools in England

Topics: Schools Type: Briefing

Statutory requirements regarding safeguarding and inspection in schools.

PANTS resources for schools and teachers

Topics: Schools Child sexual abuse and CSE Type: Practical guidance

Free resources for PANTS (The Underwear Rule) including a lesson plan, slide presentation, curriculum links, classroom activities and more.

Safeguarding considerations for before and after school (dropping off and picking up)

Topics: Schools Type: Practical guidance

Guidance around safely dropping off and picking up children from school.

Safeguarding in Education Self-Assessment Tool (ESAT)

Topics: Schools Type: Practical guidance

Our free online tool helps you audit your school’s current safeguarding arrangements, supporting you to make any changes and identify areas for development.

Key safeguarding legislation for schools

Topics: Schools Type: Briefing

Safeguarding guidance and legislation that sets out responsibilities for schools in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

Share Aware resources for schools and teachers

Topics: Online safety Schools Type: Practical guidance

Download our free Share Aware lesson plans and classroom guidance to help teach your class to stay safe online.