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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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Emotional neglect and emotional abuse in pre-school children: Core info leaflet

Topics: Early years Type: Practical guidance

Leaflet summarising what we currently know about children under 6 who have been emotionally neglected or abused. Part of the Core info leaflet series.

 

Fractures in children: Core info leaflet

Topics: Physical abuse Type: Practical guidance

Leaflet on what is currently known about the relationship between fractures and physical abuse in children. Part of the Core info leaflet series.

 

 

Oral injuries and bites on children: Core info leaflet

Topics: Physical abuse Type: Practical guidance

A leaflet summarising what is currently know about oral injuries and human bites in relation to child abuse. Part of the Core info leaflet series.

Sexual abuse: a public health challenge

Topics: Child sexual abuse and CSE Type: Research

Review of the evidence looks at what we know about the causes, prevalence and consequences of sexual abuse.

 

Thermal injuries on children: Core info leaflet

Topics: Physical abuse Type: Practical guidance

A leaflet summarising what is currently know about accidental and intentional scalds and burns on children. Part of the Core info leaflet series.

The social baby

Topics: Early years Type: Practical guidance

A DVD to help new parents understand how babies communicate from birth.

Definitions and signs of child abuse

Topics: Safeguarding and child protection Type: Research

Definitions and signs of child abuse

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.

Issues to consider when looking at child abuse statistics

Topics: Safeguarding and child protection Type: Practical guidance

Our factsheet sets out some of the key issues to consider when looking at child abuse statistics.

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.