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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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. 

How do children’s helplines measure their effectiveness?

Topics: Safeguarding and child protection Type: Research

Systematic review of how children’s helplines measure their effectiveness and outcomes for children.

"Is this sexual abuse?"

Topics: Child sexual abuse and CSE Type: Research

Report analysing the concerns being raised to Childline and the NSPCC helpline about peer sexual abuse.

What should I do? NSPCC helplines report about online safety

Topics: Online safety Type: Research

Report about how Childline, the NSPCC helpline and O2 are responding to children’s and parents’ concerns about sexual content online.

Hurting inside: learning from the NSPCC helpline and Childline on neglect

Topics: Neglect Type: Research

What children are telling us about living with neglect and key statistics on contacts to our helplines about child neglect.

Ofsted requirements for safeguarding in schools in England

Topics: Schools Type: Briefing

Statutory requirements regarding safeguarding and inspection in schools.

Key safeguarding legislation for schools

Topics: Schools Type: Briefing

Safeguarding guidance and legislation that sets out responsibilities for schools in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

Improving local mental health services for children who have experienced abuse or neglect

Topics: Mental health Type: Research

Guidance on designing and delivering mental health services to vulnerable groups of children and young people, plus an annual assessment of Local Transformation Plans looking at how well they currently provide for these children.


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

Free online teaching resource in Welsh and English, to help raise awareness of positive relationships and gender equality.