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 from 2023
Risk, response and review: multi-agency safeguarding
A summary of the thematic analysis of multi-agency safeguarding in Wales, commissioned by the National Independent Safeguarding Board.
After-school clubs, community activities and tuition: safeguarding for providers
A summary of the DfE’s non-statutory guidance for providers running out-of-school settings in England.
Independent review into children’s social care in Northern Ireland
Summary of reflections and recommendations from a review of children’s social care in Northern Ireland.
Keeping children safe in education (KCSIE) 2023
A summary of changes introduced by Department for Education (DfE) in England.
Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) final report: summary and government response
A summary of IICSA’s final report into child sexual abuse and exploitation in England and Wales, with evidence from public hearings, submissions to the ‘Truth Project’, IICSA’s research programme, and government responses to the recommendations made.
Safeguarding children with disabilities and complex health needs in residential settings
Summary of the Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel’s reports into safeguarding disabled children in residential care
Government plans to reform children's social care in England
Summary of multiple reports setting out the Department for Education’s (DfE's) plans to reform children's social care in England in 2023.
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