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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Harmful sexual behaviour framework

Topics: Harmful sexual behaviour Type: Practical guidance

Framework to help local areas develop and improve multi-agency responses to children displaying harmful sexual behaviours (HSB). Developed by the NSPCC, Research in Practice and Professor Simon Hackett.

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.

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. 

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.

Share Aware resources for schools and teachers

Topics: Online safety Schools Type: Practical guidance

Download our free Share Aware lesson plans and classroom guidance to help teach your class to stay safe online.

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.

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.

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 behaviour codes for adults and children

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.

Example role description for a nominated child protection lead

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.