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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Disguised compliance: learning from case reviews

Topics: Case reviews Safeguarding and child protection Type: Briefing

Lessons from case reviews published since 2014, where disguised compliance is a key factor.

Sexting: advice for professionals

Topics: Online safety Safeguarding and child protection Child sexual abuse and CSE Type: Practical guidance

Advice about the dangers of sexting and what to do to help a young person who has received or sent an explicit image, video or message.

Implementation evaluation of Together for Childhood

Topics: Safeguarding and child protection Physical abuse Neglect Child sexual abuse and CSE Domestic abuse Harmful sexual behaviour Type: Service evaluation

Learning from an evaluation of Together for Childhood, a preventative approach to child abuse and neglect that involves community engagement and partnership working.

Anti-bullying resources

Topics: Bullying Type: Briefing

Training and teaching resources to support the prevention of bullying.

Protecting disabled children from sexual abuse

Topics: Deaf and disabled children Parenting Safeguarding and child protection Child sexual abuse and CSE Type: Research

Research with parents and carers about keeping children with disabilities safe from sexual abuse.

Childline posters and wallet cards

Topics: Schools Type: Leaflets and posters

Our series of posters and wallet cards encourage children to contact Childline if they need to talk.

Keeping children safe in education (KCSIE) 2019: key changes from 2018

Topics: Schools Type: Briefing

A summary of the key changes to Keeping children safe in education – England’s safeguarding guidance for schools.

Home alone guide

Topics: Parenting Type: Leaflets and posters

Advice to help parents decide when it is safe to leave their children home alone and how to choose a babysitter or childminder.

Out alone

Topics: Parenting Type: Leaflets and posters

Advice for parents on how to prepare children for being out on their own.

Handle with care

Topics: Parenting Type: Leaflets and posters

Advice for parents on safe ways to hold and care for your baby and ways to cope when the crying doesn’t stop.