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.

Keeping children safe: allegations concerning the abuse or neglect of children in care

Research into the number and nature of child abuse allegations made against foster carers and residential care workers in the UK.


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.


Research and resources

Research and reports for children in care.
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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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