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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Child sexual abuse: learning from case reviews

Topics: Child sexual abuse and CSE Case reviews Type: Briefing

Lessons from case reviews published since 2017, where child sexual abuse was highlighted as a significant issue.

How safe are our children?

Topics: Safeguarding and child protection Type: Statistics

An overview of the most up to date statistics on online abuse that exist in the UK.

Evaluation of Minding the Baby

Topics: Early years Type: Service evaluation

An evaluation of Minding the Baby, a service to improve the relationship between mothers and their children.

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.

Wales safeguarding procedures: CASPAR briefing

Topics: Safeguarding and child protection Type: Briefing

A briefing on the new Wales safeguarding procedures, focusing on the procedures relating to children and young people at risk of harm.

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.

Photography and sharing images guidance

Topics: Safeguarding and child protection Type: Practical guidance

Guidance for photographing and recording children during events and activities

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

Steps to Safety: report on the feasibility study

Topics: Domestic abuse Safeguarding and child protection Early years Type: Service evaluation

Feasibility study of an early intervention for parents experiencing domestic abuse

Childline annual review

Topics: Safeguarding and child protection Type: Research

What children and young people have been talking to Childline about over the last year.