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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Example consent form

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

Every organisation that provides activities for children and young people needs to gain consent from parents or carers for their child to participate. Use this example of a consent form to write a document that aligns with your safeguarding policies and procedures. 

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.

How do children’s helplines measure their effectiveness?

Topics: Safeguarding and child protection Type: Research

Systematic review of how children’s helplines measure their effectiveness and outcomes for children.

AGENDA

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

Free online teaching resource in Welsh and English, to help raise awareness of positive relationships and gender equality.

Let children know you’re listening

Topics: Safeguarding and child protection Type: Practical guidance

Learning and practical resources to help adults respond to children disclosing abuse.

Women as Protectors evaluation

Topics: Safeguarding and child protection Child sexual abuse and CSE Type: Service evaluation

Evaluation of an NSPCC service to support women in safeguarding their children against men who pose a risk of sexual harm.

Child protection plan and register statistics

Topics: Safeguarding and child protection Type: Statistics

Our series of factsheets pulls together the most up-to-date statistics on children who are the subject to child protection plan or on a child protection register for each of the UK nations.

NSPCC Helpline posters

Topics: Safeguarding and child protection Type: Leaflets and posters

Posters encouraging people to contact the NSPCC helpline if they have any concerns about a child.

No one noticed, no one heard

Topics: Safeguarding and child protection Type: Research

Research into the childhood experiences of abuse of young men and women and how they disclosed this abuse and sought help.

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