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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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.

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.

Definitions and signs of child abuse

Topics: Safeguarding and child protection Type: Research

Definitions and signs of child abuse

Gillick competency and Fraser guidelines

Topics: Safeguarding and child protection Type: Briefing

An explanation of the guidelines for balancing the need to listen to children’s wishes with the responsibility to keep them safe.

Protecting children from grooming

Topics: Child sexual abuse and CSE Online safety Type: Practical guidance

Explains what grooming is, how to recognise it and how people who work with children can respond to it.

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.

Photography and sharing images guidance

Topics: Safeguarding and child protection Type: Practical guidance

Guidance for photographing and recording children during events and activities