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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 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.

Relationships, health and sex education statutory guidance: CASPAR briefing

Topics: Schools Type: Briefing

Briefing on the DfE statutory guidance of what schools in England must and should deliver from 2020. 

Learning from inquiries and reports about safeguarding practice

Topics: Safeguarding and child protection Voluntary and community sector Type: Briefing

A briefing sharing learning from published reports to help any organisations in the voluntary and community sector.

Keeping children safe in education (KCSIE) 2019: key changes from 2018

Topics: Schools Type: Briefing

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

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.

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.

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.