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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Example safeguarding policy statement

Topics: Safeguarding and child protection Type: Practical guidance

A template policy statement you can tailor according to the context of your organisation.

Protecting children from grooming

Topics: Child sexual abuse and CSE Online safety Type: Practical guidance

Explains what grooming is, how to recognise it and how people who work with children can respond to it.

Safeguarding considerations for before and after school (dropping off and picking up)

Topics: Schools Type: Practical guidance

Guidance around safely dropping off and picking up children from school.

Stop TIME Online

Topics: Online safety Child sexual abuse and CSE Type: Practical guidance

An anti-online grooming activity pack, helping keep children and young people safe online.

Someone to lean on

Topics: Child sexual abuse and CSE Type: Practical guidance

 A guide for professionals who work with children who have been sexually abused.

Solution-focused practice toolkit

Topics: Safeguarding and child protection Type: Practical guidance

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

Head and spinal injuries in children: Core info leaflet

Topics: Physical abuse Type: Practical guidance

Leaflet on what is currently known about the clinical presentation of inflicted head and spinal injuries. Part of the Core info leaflet series.

Neglect or emotional abuse in children aged 5-14: Core info leaflet

Topics: Neglect Type: Practical guidance

A leaflet summarising how neglect and emotional abuse affects children aged 5 to 14. Part of the Core info leaflet series.

Neglect or emotional abuse in teenagers: Core info leaflet

Topics: Neglect Type: Practical guidance

Leaflet on what is currently known about teenagers’ experiences of neglect and emotional harm. Part of the Core info leaflet series.

Bruises on children: Core info leaflet

Topics: Physical abuse Type: Practical guidance

A leaflet summarising what we currently know about how to differentiate accidental from non-accidental bruises. Part of the Core info leaflet series.