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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Making sense of relationships

Topics: Schools Type: Practical guidance

PSHE lesson plans for children aged 10-16 (key stages 2-4) on personal safety and healthy relationships.

Share Aware resources for schools and teachers

Topics: Online safety Schools Type: Practical guidance

Download our free Share Aware lesson plans and classroom guidance to help teach your class to stay safe online.

Stop Speak Support school pack

Topics: Schools Online safety Bullying Type: Practical guidance

Activities and resources for teachers of key stages 3-4 to help children and young people know what to do if they see bullying online.

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.

Ofsted requirements for safeguarding in schools in England

Topics: Schools Type: Briefing

Statutory requirements regarding safeguarding and inspection in schools.

Safeguarding considerations for before and after school (dropping off and picking up)

Topics: Schools Type: Practical guidance

Guidance around safely dropping off and picking up children from school.

It's Not OK: teaching resources about positive relationships

Topics: Schools Safeguarding and child protection Type: Practical guidance

Videos and lesson plans for children and young people aged 11+ covering positive relationships, how to recognise concerning or abusive behaviour and what to do about it. 

Love Life: resources for young people with learning disabilities

Topics: Schools Deaf and disabled children Safeguarding and child protection Type: Practical guidance

Films and activities to help young people with special educational needs and learning disabilities learn about emotions, relationships and identity.

Example behaviour codes for adults and children

Topics: Safeguarding and child protection Type: Practical guidance

Organisations need to have clear expectations about what behaviour is acceptable from adults and children. These example codes can help you write a document that reflects the safeguarding needs in your organisation and aligns with your policies.

Example role description for a nominated child protection lead

Topics: Safeguarding and child protection Type: Practical guidance

Every organisation that works with children needs to have a person who takes the lead on safeguarding and child protection. Use this example role description to make sure everyone in your organisation understands this important role.