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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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

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

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.

Disguised compliance: learning from case reviews

Topics: Case reviews Safeguarding and child protection Type: Briefing

Lessons from case reviews published since 2014, where disguised compliance is a key factor.

Sexting: advice for professionals

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

Advice about the dangers of sexting and what to do to help a young person who has received or sent an explicit image, video or message.

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.

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.

Worried about a child?

Topics: Safeguarding and child protection Type: Leaflets and posters

A leaflet explaining the steps that can be taken by anyone worried about the safety of a child.

Learning from inquiries and reports about safeguarding practice

Topics: Safeguarding and child protection Voluntary and community sector Type: Briefing

A briefing sharing learning from published reports to help any organisations in the voluntary and community sector.

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.