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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Relationships and sex education (RSE) resources for schools

Topics: Schools Type: Practical guidance

Relationships and sex education teaching resources to help you prepare for the new RSE curriculum in England in 2020.

Online safety resources for schools and organisations

Topics: Online safety Type: Practical guidance

Online safety resources to help schools and organisations keep children safe online.

NSPCC Learning podcast

Topics: Safeguarding and child protection Type: Practical guidance

Listen to our podcast on child protection and safeguarding issues.

Nominated child protection lead or designated safeguarding officer

Topics: Safeguarding and child protection Type: Practical guidance

Every organisation that works with children needs to have a person who takes the lead on safeguarding and child protection. Use this example role description to make sure everyone in your organisation understands this important role. 

E-safety for schools

Topics: Schools Online safety Type: Practical guidance

Online safety support and resources for schools and colleges including training, teaching resources, information for parents, IT systems requirements and ongoing monitoring.

Love Life: resources for young people with learning disabilities

Topics: Schools Deaf and disabled children Safeguarding and child protection Type: Practical guidance

Films and activities to help young people with special educational needs and learning disabilities learn about emotions, relationships and identity.

Photography and sharing images guidance

Topics: Safeguarding and child protection Type: Practical guidance

Guidance for photographing and recording children during events and activities

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

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.

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.