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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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Ofsted requirements for safeguarding in schools in England

Topics: Schools Type: Briefing

Statutory requirements regarding safeguarding and inspection in schools.

Key safeguarding legislation for schools

Topics: Schools Type: Briefing

Safeguarding guidance and legislation that sets out responsibilities for schools in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

Keeping children safe in education: CASPAR briefing

Topics: Schools Type: Briefing

A summary of the key changes to Keeping children safe in education – England’s safeguarding guidance for schools 2018.

Sexual violence and sexual harassment between children in schools and colleges: CASPAR briefing

Topics: Harmful sexual behaviour Type: Briefing

Key points from the new DfE guidance on sexual violence and sexual harassment between children (anyone under the age of 18) at school and college.

Working together to safeguard children: CASPAR briefing

Topics: Safeguarding and child protection Type: Briefing

Summary of key changes in new statutory guidance on safeguarding children and young people for England.

Harmful sexual behaviour: research briefing

Topics: Harmful sexual behaviour Type: Briefing

This briefing provides professionals with a round-up of recent messages from research into HSB, from resources published in 2016 and 2017

Gillick competency and Fraser guidelines

Topics: Safeguarding and child protection Type: Briefing

An explanation of the guidelines for balancing the need to listen to children’s wishes with the responsibility to keep them safe.

CAMHS: learning from case reviews

Topics: Case reviews Mental health Type: Briefing

Summary of risk factors and learning for improved practice for child and adolescent mental health services.

Child sexual exploitation: learning from case reviews

Topics: Case reviews Child sexual abuse and CSE Type: Briefing

Lessons from case reviews published since 2010, where children were the victims of sexual exploitation.

Culture and faith: learning from case reviews

Topics: Case reviews Type: Briefing

Lessons from case reviews published since 2010, where culture and faith were highlighted as significant issues.