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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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Emotional neglect and emotional abuse in pre-school children: Core info leaflet

Topics: Early years Type: Practical guidance

Leaflet summarising what we currently know about children under 6 who have been emotionally neglected or abused. Part of the Core info leaflet series.

Fractures in children: Core info leaflet

Topics: Physical abuse Type: Practical guidance

Leaflet on what is currently known about the relationship between fractures and physical abuse in children. Part of the Core info leaflet series.

Oral injuries and bites on children: Core info leaflet

Topics: Physical abuse Type: Practical guidance

A leaflet summarising what is currently know about oral injuries and human bites in relation to child abuse. Part of the Core info leaflet series.

Thermal injuries on children: Core info leaflet

Topics: Physical abuse Type: Practical guidance

A leaflet summarising what is currently know about accidental and intentional scalds and burns on children. Part of the Core info leaflet series.

The social baby

Topics: Early years Type: Practical guidance

A DVD to help new parents understand how babies communicate from birth.

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

Making sense of relationships

Topics: Schools Type: Practical guidance

PSHE lesson plans for children aged 10-16 (key stages 2-4) on personal safety and healthy relationships.

PANTS resources for schools and teachers

Topics: Schools Child sexual abuse and CSE Type: Practical guidance

Free resources for PANTS (The Underwear Rule) including a lesson plan, slide presentation, curriculum links, classroom activities and more.

Safeguarding in Education Self-Assessment Tool (ESAT)

Topics: Schools Type: Practical guidance

Our free online tool helps you audit your school’s current safeguarding arrangements, supporting you to make any changes and identify areas for development.