CASPAR briefings

Topics: Safeguarding and child protection
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Summaries for key reports, statutory and non-statutory guidance

CASPAR briefings help people working or volunteering with children and young people understand changes to safeguarding and child protection policy and guidance. They also summarise key research and reports from independent bodies such as Ofsted or the Care Inspectorate.

Each briefing outlines the key findings, guidance or updates to guidance to help you comply with the latest statutory requirements or apply new insight to your safeguarding practice.

Latest briefings in 2022

Child sexual exploitation by organised networks investigation report

Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) - England and Wales

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2021 briefings

Keeping children safe in education (KCSIE)

Department for Education (DfE) - England

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Updates to sexual violence and harassment between children in schools and colleges guidance

Department for Education (DfE) - England

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Child sexual exploitation statutory guidance 

Welsh Government - Wales

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National guidance for child protection in Scotland

Scottish Government - Scotland

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Sexual abuse in schools and colleges

Ofsted - England

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Safeguarding children under one from non-accidental injury caused by male carers: "The myth of invisible men" 

Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel - England

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Annual review of LCSPRs and rapid reviews

University of East Anglia and University of Birmingham - England

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Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel annual report 

Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel - England

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Review of children’s social care: "The case for change"

Independent review of children's social care - England

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Triennial review of initial case reviews and significant case reviews

Care Inspectorate - Scotland

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Previous briefings

2020 briefings

Working together to safeguard children - key provisions introduced in 2018 and updates added in 2020

Department for Education (DfE) - England

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Triennial analysis of serious case reviews 2014-17: "Complexity and challenge"

Department for Education (DfE) - England

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Sudden unexpected death in infancy (SUDI)

Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel - England

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Safeguarding children at risk from criminal exploitation

Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel - England

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National child protection inspections thematic report

Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary, Fire and Rescue Services (HMICFRS) - England and Wales

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Child sexual abuse in the family environment

Ofsted, Care Quality Commission (CQC), HMI Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services (HMICFRS) and HMI Probation (HMIP) - England

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Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel annual report 2018-19

Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel - England

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2019 briefings

Wales safeguarding procedures

Wales Safeguarding Procedures Project Board - Wales

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Relationships, health and sex education statutory guidance

Department for Education (DfE) - England

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