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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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Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel - Annual report 2018 to 2019: CASPAR briefing

Topics: Safeguarding and child protection Type: Briefing

This briefing summarises key messages from rapid reviews about serious safeguarding incidents in England.

Complexity and challenge - a triennial analysis of SCRs 2014-2017: CASPAR briefing

Topics: Case reviews Neglect Looked after children Type: Briefing

This briefing summarises key messages from rapid reviews about serious safeguarding incidents in England.

Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel - Safeguarding children at risk from criminal exploitation: CASPAR briefing

Topics: Safeguarding and child protection Type: Briefing

This briefing summarises key messages from rapid reviews about the criminal exploitation of children and young people in England.

National Child Protection Inspections 2019 - thematic report: CASPAR briefing

Topics: Safeguarding and child protection Type: Briefing

This briefing summarises findings from Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services' report looking at how the police service protects children and young people in England and Wales. 

Child sexual abuse in the family environment: CASPAR briefing

Topics: Child sexual abuse and CSE Type: Briefing

This briefing summarises findings from inspections of how agencies respond to child sexual abuse in the family environment in England.

Child sexual abuse: learning from case reviews

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

Lessons from case reviews published since 2017, where child sexual abuse was highlighted as a significant issue.

Protecting children from abuse by someone in a position of trust or authority

Topics: Safeguarding and child protection Type: Briefing

How to recognise, respond to and prevent abuse from people in a position of authority such as teachers, care workers and doctors. Covers current legislation and guidance.

Wales safeguarding procedures: CASPAR briefing

Topics: Safeguarding and child protection Type: Briefing

A briefing on the new Wales safeguarding procedures, focusing on the procedures relating to children and young people at risk of harm.

Disguised compliance: learning from case reviews

Topics: Case reviews Safeguarding and child protection Type: Briefing

Lessons from case reviews published since 2014, where disguised compliance is a key factor.

Anti-bullying resources

Topics: Bullying Type: Briefing

Training and teaching resources to support the prevention of bullying.