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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Solution-focused practice toolkit

Topics: Safeguarding and child protection Type: Practical guidance

Helping professionals use the approach when working with children and young people.

Challenges from the frontline

Topics: Safeguarding and child protection Type: Research

Investigates how welfare reform and austerity policies are affecting work with vulnerable families in Scotland.

 

Definitions and signs of child abuse

Topics: Safeguarding and child protection Type: Research

Definitions and signs of child abuse

Issues to consider when looking at child abuse statistics

Topics: Safeguarding and child protection Type: Practical guidance

Our factsheet sets out some of the key issues to consider when looking at child abuse statistics.

Research with children: ethics, safety and avoiding harm

Topics: Safeguarding and child protection Type: Practical guidance

What to consider when conducting research involving children

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.

Disguised compliance: learning from case reviews

Topics: Case reviews Safeguarding and child protection Type: Briefing

Lessons from case reviews published since 2010, where disguised compliance is a key factor.

How safe are our children?

Topics: Safeguarding and child protection Type: Statistics

A compendium of all the latest UK child abuse and child protection data.