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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NSPCC Learning podcast

Topics: Safeguarding and child protection Type: Practical guidance

Listen to our podcast on child protection and safeguarding issues.

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.

Introductory guide to safeguarding and child protection for the voluntary and community sector

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

A step-by-step guide to help you set up safeguarding and child protection measures for your voluntary, community and faith organisation or group.

Child protection records retention and storage guidance

Topics: Safeguarding and child protection Type: Practical guidance

Guidance to help organisations understand the principles of keeping and managing records about child protection concerns.

Example anti-bullying policy statement

Topics: Bullying Type: Practical guidance

A template anti-bullying policy statement you can tailor to the context of your organisation to help keep children safe.

Behaviour management and codes of conduct

Topics: Safeguarding and child protection Type: Practical guidance

Organisations need to have clear expectations about what behaviour is acceptable from adults and children. These example codes can help you write a document that reflects the safeguarding needs in your organisation and aligns with your policies.