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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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Hidden men: learning from case reviews

Topics: Case reviews Type: Briefing

Lessons from case reviews published since 2008, where agencies were unaware of men who posed a risk to the child or who could have protected the child.

Housing services: learning from case reviews

Topics: Case reviews Type: Briefing

Lessons from case reviews published since 2010, focusing on learning that specifically relates to housing services.

Infants: learning from case reviews

Topics: Case reviews Early years Type: Briefing

Lessons from case reviews published since 2017 where children aged two or under were the subject of the review.

Neglect: learning from case reviews

Topics: Case reviews Neglect Type: Briefing

Lessons from case reviews published since 2014, where neglect was a key factor.

Paediatrics and accident and emergency: learning from case reviews

Topics: Case reviews Type: Briefing

Lessons from case reviews published since 2013, highlighting learning for paediatric and accident and emergency teams in hospitals to improve safeguarding practice.

Parents with a mental health problem: learning from case reviews

Topics: Case reviews Type: Briefing

Lessons from case reviews published since 2013, where the mental health problems of parents were a key factor.

Parents who misuse substances: learning from case reviews

Topics: Case reviews Substance misuse Type: Briefing

Lessons from case reviews published since 2010, where substance misuse is a key factor.

Perinatal healthcare teams: learning from case reviews

Topics: Case reviews Type: Briefing

Lessons from case reviews published since 2011, which have highlighted lessons for perinatal healthcare teams to improve safeguarding practice.

Police: learning from case reviews

Topics: Case reviews Type: Briefing

This briefing is based on case reviews published since 2013. It provides a summary of risk factors and learning for improved police practice.

Returning children home from care: learning from case reviews

Topics: Case reviews Looked after children Type: Briefing

Lessons from case reviews published since 2010, which have highlighted lessons for returning children home from care.