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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Falling short?

Topics: Safeguarding and child protection Type: Research

Report examining how well government policy and practice guidance safeguards and meets the needs of child witnesses in England and Wales.

Child deaths due to abuse or neglect: statistics briefing

Topics: Safeguarding and child protection Type: Statistics

This briefing looks at what available data can tell us about child deaths due to abuse or neglect, to help professionals, and the organisations they work for, make evidence based decisions.

Gillick competency and Fraser guidelines

Topics: Safeguarding and child protection Type: Briefing

An explanation of the guidelines for balancing the need to listen to children’s wishes with the responsibility to keep them safe.

It's Not OK: teaching resources about positive relationships

Topics: Schools Safeguarding and child protection Type: Practical guidance

Videos and lesson plans for children and young people aged 11+ covering positive relationships, how to recognise concerning or abusive behaviour and what to do about it. 

Example self-disclosure forms

Topics: Safeguarding and child protection Type: Practical guidance

These example self-disclosure forms can be used as part of your recruitment process for staff and volunteers, helping to ensure you have the safeguarding policies and procedures in place that you need to keep children safe. 

Safeguarding self-assessment tool and checklist

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

An online safeguarding tool for organisations working with children and young people from 0-25 years. Easy to use online checklist covers key safeguarding areas and essential resources.

Reunification: an evidence-informed framework for return home practice

Topics: Looked after children Safeguarding and child protection Type: Practical guidance

A tool to support social worker's professional judgement about if and how a child should return home.

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.