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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Reunification: an evidence-informed framework for return home practice

Topics: Looked after children Safeguarding and child protection Type: Practical guidance

A tool to support social worker's professional judgement about if and how a child should return home.

'Letting the Future In' for children with learning disabilities

Topics: Child sexual abuse and CSE Type: Service evaluation

Evaluation of Letting the Future In for children with learning disabilities (LTFI-LD), a service that was developed for therapeutic intervention with children and young people affected by sexual abuse. 

Child protection plan and register statistics

Topics: Safeguarding and child protection Type: Statistics

Our series of factsheets pulls together the most up-to-date statistics on children who are the subject to child protection plan or on a child protection register for each of the UK nations.

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.

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.

Protecting children from grooming

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

Explains what grooming is, how to recognise it and how people who work with children can respond to it.

Parents' leaflets

Topics: Parenting Type: Leaflets and posters

Leaflets that professionals can share with parents to help them care for their children safely

Time for action on perinatal mental health care in Northern Ireland

Topics: Mental health Type: Research

Study into provision of support in Northern Ireland for women experiencing mental health problems during pregnancy and the year after birth.

Child trafficking leaflets for children and young people

Topics: Child trafficking Type: Leaflets and posters

Leaflets for children who have come to the UK from another country and who may have been trafficked, outlining how they can access support.

Ofsted requirements for safeguarding in schools in England

Topics: Schools Type: Briefing

Statutory requirements regarding safeguarding and inspection in schools.