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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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Safeguarding and child protection standards for the voluntary and community sector

Topics: Safeguarding and child protection Voluntary and community sector Type: Practical guidance

Safeguarding standards to help voluntary, community and faith organisations keep children and young people up to the age of 18 safe.

Introductory guide to safeguarding and child protection for the voluntary and community sector

Topics: Voluntary and community sector Safeguarding and child protection Type: Practical guidance

A step-by-step guide to help you set up safeguarding and child protection measures for your voluntary, community and faith organisation or group.

Protecting disabled children from sexual abuse

Topics: Deaf and disabled children Parenting Safeguarding and child protection Child sexual abuse and CSE Type: Research

Research with parents and carers about keeping children with disabilities safe from sexual abuse.

Implementation evaluation of Together for Childhood

Topics: Safeguarding and child protection Physical abuse Neglect Child sexual abuse and CSE Domestic abuse Harmful sexual behaviour Type: Service evaluation

Learning from an evaluation of Together for Childhood, a preventative approach to child abuse and neglect that involves community engagement and partnership working.

Steps to Safety: report on the feasibility study

Topics: Domestic abuse Safeguarding and child protection Early years Type: Service evaluation

Feasibility study of an early intervention for parents experiencing domestic abuse

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.

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.