Boy leaning phoneboothWe're all responsible for reporting concerns about a child's welfare. There is no legal requirement in England to report but there are specific guidelines and procedures in place for people who work with children.

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If you think a child is in immediate danger

Don't delay – call the police on 999,
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Referrals and investigations

Outlines the referral and investigation process for child protection in England.
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Care proceedings

Explains the care proceedings process for children in England.
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Serious case reviews

Details what serious case reviews are, the case review procedure in England and how lessons are learnt. 
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The Department for Education is responsible for child protection in England. It sets out policy, legislation and statutory guidance on how the child protection system should work.

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Research and resources

Research, reports and resources for anyone working in safeguarding and child protection.

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How we're fighting for every childhood

Services for children, families and professionals

We work face to face with children, young people and families who need our help across the UK.
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Information Service

Our Information Service provides quick and easy access to the latest child protection research, policy and practice. 
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Keeping your child safe

Information for parents and carers about the NSPCC helpline and Childline in Northern Ireland and how. we can help you

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Get expert training and consultancy

Grow your child protection knowledge and skills with CPD certified courses delivered by our experts nationwide and online.
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Specialist and bespoke child protection courses

Training on specialist child protection subjects and courses tailored to your staff's needs.
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Child protection consultancy

Tailored safeguarding and child protection support for any organisation.
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CASPAR

Our Current Awareness Service for Practice, Policy And Research delivers free weekly email alerts to keep you up-to-date with all the latest safeguarding and child protection news.

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Call for Help

This Christmas, a child will contact Childline every 25 seconds. Donate now to help us answer their call.

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Library catalogue

We hold the UK's largest collection of child protection resources and the only UK database specialising in published material on child protection, child abuse and child neglect.

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