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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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Child sexual abuse in the family environment: CASPAR briefing

Topics: Child sexual abuse and CSE Type: Briefing

This briefing summarises findings from inspections of how agencies respond to child sexual abuse in the family environment in England.

National Child Protection Inspections 2019 - thematic report: CASPAR briefing

Topics: Safeguarding and child protection Type: Briefing

This briefing summarises findings from Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services' report looking at how the police service protects children and young people in England and Wales. 

Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel - Annual report 2018 to 2019: CASPAR briefing

Topics: Safeguarding and child protection Type: Briefing

This briefing summarises key messages from rapid reviews about serious safeguarding incidents in England.

Complexity and challenge - a triennial analysis of SCRs 2014-2017: CASPAR briefing

Topics: Case reviews Neglect Looked after children Type: Briefing

This briefing summarises key messages from rapid reviews about serious safeguarding incidents in England.

Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel - Safeguarding children at risk from criminal exploitation: CASPAR briefing

Topics: Safeguarding and child protection Type: Briefing

This briefing summarises key messages from rapid reviews about the criminal exploitation of children and young people in England.

AGENDA

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.

Developing teachers, supporting children

Topics: Safeguarding and child protection Schools Type: Research

How to develop teachers’ skills so they can deliver preventative education and talk to children about staying safe from abuse

Falling short?

Topics: Safeguarding and child protection Type: Research

Report examining how well government policy and practice guidance safeguards and meets the needs of child witnesses in England and Wales.

Harmful sexual behaviour framework

Topics: Harmful sexual behaviour Type: Practical guidance

Framework to help local areas develop and improve multi-agency responses to children displaying harmful sexual behaviours (HSB). Developed by the NSPCC, Research in Practice and Professor Simon Hackett.

Helping children recover from child sexual exploitation

Topics: Child sexual abuse and CSE Type: Service evaluation

An evaluation of our Protect and Respect programme, which supports young people who have experienced or are at risk of CSE.