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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Childline posters and wallet cards

Topics: Schools Type: Leaflets and posters

Our series of posters and wallet cards encourage children to contact Childline if they need to talk.

Keeping children safe in education (KCSIE) 2019: key changes from 2018

Topics: Schools Type: Briefing

A summary of the key changes to Keeping children safe in education – England’s safeguarding guidance for schools.

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.

Ofsted requirements for safeguarding in schools in England

Topics: Schools Type: Briefing

Statutory requirements regarding safeguarding and inspection in schools.

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.

Relationships, health and sex education statutory guidance: CASPAR briefing

Topics: Schools Type: Briefing

Briefing on the DfE statutory guidance of what schools in England must and should deliver from 2020. 

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

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.

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.

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. 

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