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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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

Relationships, health and sex education draft 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. 

Keeping children safe in education: CASPAR briefing

Topics: Schools Type: Briefing

A summary of the key changes to Keeping children safe in education – England’s safeguarding guidance for schools 2018.

Understanding children’s and teachers’ views of Speak out Stay safe

Topics: Schools Type: Service evaluation

Evaluation of the NSPCC’s Speak out Stay safe programme, which teaches school children to recognise and speak out about abuse and neglect.

Education: learning from case reviews

Topics: Case reviews Schools Type: Briefing

Lessons from case reviews published since 2008, which have highlighted lessons for the education sector to improve safeguarding practice.

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.

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.

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.

Ofsted requirements for safeguarding in schools in England

Topics: Schools Type: Briefing

Statutory requirements regarding safeguarding and inspection in schools.

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