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.

More topics:

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.

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. 

Looked after children: statistics briefing

Topics: Looked after children Type: Statistics

This briefing looks at what available data can tell us about looked after children to help professionals, and the organisations they work for, make evidence based decisions.

Example behaviour codes for adults and children

Topics: Safeguarding and child protection Type: Practical guidance

Organisations need to have clear expectations about what behaviour is acceptable from adults and children. These example codes can help you write a document that reflects the safeguarding needs in your organisation and aligns with your policies.

Example role description for a nominated child protection lead

Topics: Safeguarding and child protection Type: Practical guidance

Every organisation that works with children needs to have a person who takes the lead on safeguarding and child protection. Use this example role description to make sure everyone in your organisation understands this important role. 

Example self-disclosure forms

Topics: Safeguarding and child protection Type: Practical guidance

These example self-disclosure forms can be used as part of your recruitment process for staff and volunteers, helping to ensure you have the safeguarding policies and procedures in place that you need to keep children safe. 

Example online safety policy statement and agreement

Topics: Online safety Type: Practical guidance

Use these examples to create an online safety policy statement and online safety agreement for your organisation. 

Example anti-bullying policy statement

Topics: Bullying Type: Practical guidance

A template anti-bullying policy statement you can tailor to the context of your organisation to help keep children safe.

Safeguarding self-assessment tool and checklist

Topics: Safeguarding and child protection Voluntary and community sector Type: Practical guidance

An online safeguarding tool for organisations working with children and young people from 0-25 years. Easy to use online checklist covers key safeguarding areas and essential resources.

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