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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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.

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. 

Relationships and sex education (RSE) resources for schools

Topics: Schools Type: Practical guidance

Relationships and sex education teaching resources to help you prepare for the new RSE curriculum in England in 2020.

Online safety resources for schools and organisations

Topics: Online safety Type: Practical guidance

Online safety resources to help schools and organisations keep children safe online.

NSPCC Learning podcast

Topics: Safeguarding and child protection Type: Practical guidance

Listen to our podcast on child protection and safeguarding issues.

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.

Nominated child protection lead or designated safeguarding officer

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. 

E-safety for schools

Topics: Schools Online safety Type: Practical guidance

Online safety support and resources for schools and colleges including training, teaching resources, information for parents, IT systems requirements and ongoing monitoring.