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 annual review

Topics: Safeguarding and child protection Type: Research

What children and young people have been talking to Childline about over the last year.

Example safeguarding policy statement

Topics: Safeguarding and child protection Type: Practical guidance

A template policy statement you can tailor according to the context of your organisation.

Recommended adult to child ratios for working with children

Topics: Safeguarding and child protection Type: Practical guidance

Guidance on appropriate levels of supervision for children and young people

From bumps to babies: perinatal mental health care in Wales

Topics: Safeguarding and child protection Type: Research

Key findings and recommendations from the Perinatal Mental Health in Wales project looking at perinatal mental health care and provision.

Working together to safeguard children: CASPAR briefing

Topics: Safeguarding and child protection Type: Briefing

Summary of key changes in new statutory guidance on safeguarding children and young people for England.

Bringing the global to the local: trends in child protection

Topics: Safeguarding and child protection Type: Statistics

An overview of data about child maltreatment from several high-income countries, comparing trends with England and the UK.

Keeping our children safe

Topics: Safeguarding and child protection Type: Research

Resource to help facilitate discussions about childcare practice and safeguarding issues in black and minority ethnic communities.

NSPCC safeguarding standards and guidance (England)

Topics: Safeguarding and child protection Type: Research

Recommended standards and guidance to help non-statutory organisations that work with children and young people to put in place clear safeguarding arrangements.

AGENDA: a young people’s guide to making positive relationships matter

Topics: Safeguarding and child protection Child sexual abuse and CSE Type: Practical guidance

Free online toolkit helping young people to safely and creatively raise awareness of gender inequalities, sexual harassment and gender based violence.

Local Safeguarding Children Boards: learning and improvement processes

Topics: Safeguarding and child protection Type: Research

Research study exploring the tools used by Local Safeguarding Children Boards (LSCBs) to identify opportunities for development.