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.

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. 

NSPCC Learning podcast

Topics: Safeguarding and child protection Type: Practical guidance

Listen to our podcast on child protection and safeguarding issues.

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. 

How safe are our children?

Topics: Safeguarding and child protection Type: Statistics

An overview of the most up to date statistics on online abuse that exist in the UK.

Protecting children from abuse by someone in a position of trust or authority

Topics: Safeguarding and child protection Type: Briefing

How to recognise, respond to and prevent abuse from people in a position of authority such as teachers, care workers and doctors. Covers current legislation and guidance.

Wales safeguarding procedures: CASPAR briefing

Topics: Safeguarding and child protection Type: Briefing

A briefing on the new Wales safeguarding procedures, focusing on the procedures relating to children and young people at risk of harm.

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.

Photography and sharing images guidance

Topics: Safeguarding and child protection Type: Practical guidance

Guidance for photographing and recording children during events and activities