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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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Voluntary agencies: learning from case reviews

Topics: Case reviews Voluntary and community sector Type: Briefing

Voluntary agencies: learning from case reviews.

Learning from inquiries and reports about safeguarding practice

Topics: Safeguarding and child protection Voluntary and community sector Type: Briefing

A briefing sharing learning from published reports to help any organisations in the voluntary and community sector.

Safeguarding and child protection standards for the voluntary and community sector

Topics: Safeguarding and child protection Type: Research

Safeguarding standards to help voluntary, community and faith organisations keep children and young people up to the age of 18 safe.

Introductory guide to safeguarding and child protection for the voluntary and community sector

Topics: Voluntary and community sector Type: Research

A step-by-step guide to help you set up safeguarding and child protection measures for your voluntary, community and faith organisation or group.

Child protection records retention and storage guidance

Topics: Safeguarding and child protection Type: Practical guidance

Guidance to help organisations understand the principles of keeping and managing records about child protection concerns.

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.

Behaviour management and codes of conduct

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 consent form

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

Every organisation that provides activities for children and young people needs to gain consent from parents or carers for their child to participate. Use this example of a consent form to write a document that aligns with your safeguarding policies and procedures. 

Example safeguarding policy statement

Topics: Safeguarding and child protection Type: Practical guidance

A template policy statement you can tailor according to the context of your organisation.

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.