A child's legal rights Research and resources

Below is a selection of our child protection research and safeguarding resources on legal definitions of a child and their rights by law. Visit our Research and resources page for more child protection and safeguarding information and advice.

How safe are our children? 2016

Our report compiles and analyses the most robust and up-to-date child protection data that exists across the 4 nations in the UK for 2016.

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How safe are our children? 2015

Our report compiles and analyses the most robust and up-to-date child protection data that exists across the 4 nations in the UK for 2015.

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How safe are our children? 2014

Our report compiles and analyses the most robust and up-to-date child protection data that exists across the 4 nations in the UK for 2014.

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How safe are our children? 2013

Our report compiles and analyses the most robust and up-to-date child protection data that exists across the 4 nations in the UK for 2013.

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Evaluation of the scale-up of an evidence-informed framework for return home practice

Evaluation of a tool to help social workers decide if a child should be returned home from care.

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Safeguarding disabled children in England

Survey establishing the effectiveness of local arrangements to safeguard disabled children and how well LSCBs have responded to recommendations in the Ofsted (2012) thematic inspection on protecting disabled children.

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Keeping children and young people safe in the voluntary and community sector

Step-by-step guide for setting up safeguarding measures in your group or organisation.

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Equally protected?

A review of physical punishment research published since 2008.

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Free to move, invisible to care

Protecting unaccompanied Romanian children who have been moved or trafficked to the UK.

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Child protection in the UK

How the systems and laws of the UK and its 4 nations work to keep children safe from abuse and harm.
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