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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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From bumps to babies: perinatal mental health care in Wales

Topics: Safeguarding and child protection Type: Research

Key findings and recommendations from the Perinatal Mental Health in Wales project looking at perinatal mental health care and provision.

"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.

Implementation evaluation of Reunification Practice Framework scale-up

Topics: Looked after children Type: Service evaluation

An evaluation of scale-up implementation of an evidence-informed framework for return home practice.

Implementation evaluation of the scale-up of Graded Care Profile 2

Topics: Neglect Type: Service evaluation

Findings from our implementation evaluation of Graded Care Profile (GCP2), a tool which helps professionals measure the quality of care being given to a child.

Implementation evaluation of Baby Steps scale-up

Topics: Early years Type: Service evaluation

Implementation evaluation of Baby Steps, an early intervention service which helps vulnerable parents prepare for parenthood.

Keeping children safe in education: CASPAR briefing

Topics: Schools Type: Briefing

A summary of the key changes to Keeping children safe in education – England’s safeguarding guidance for schools 2018.

Sexual violence and sexual harassment between children in schools and colleges: CASPAR briefing

Topics: Harmful sexual behaviour Type: Briefing

Key points from the new DfE guidance on sexual violence and sexual harassment between children (anyone under the age of 18) at school and college.

Uprooted and unprotected

Topics: Child trafficking Type: Research

Learning from a collaborative approach to protecting children at risk of trafficking between France and the UK.

Working together to safeguard children: CASPAR briefing

Topics: Safeguarding and child protection Type: Briefing

Summary of key changes in new statutory guidance on safeguarding children and young people for England.

Are they safe?

Topics: Voluntary and community sector Type: Research

Guidance on how to set out your organisation's approach to protecting children in your safeguarding policy with tips on what to include and an example policy you can tailor to your needs.