Safeguarding deaf and disabled children Research and resources

Below is a selection of our child protection research, leaflets, guidance and resources on safeguarding deaf and disabled children.

Insight /

Impact and evidence insights - Helping social work practitioners communicate with deaf children

As part of Deaf Awareness Week Professor Alys Young explains the challenges for child protection professionals working with sign language interpreters, and offers advice for good practice.


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Impact and evidence insights - Safeguarding disabled children

Listening to and communicating with disabled children and young people is fundamental to safeguarding them


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Learning from case reviews - Deaf and disabled children: learning from case reviews

Lessons from case reviews published since 2010 which have highlighted lessons for working with deaf and disabled children.


Telling about abuse

A story in pictures providing advice for deaf adults to help them find out what what to do when they have child protection concerns about a child.


Telling about bullying

A story in pictures providing advice for deaf adults to help them find out what they can do when a child is being bullied.


A guide to safeguarding, managing risk and personal budgets

Helping disabled children and their families to make the most of personal budgets whilst minimising risk and promoting wellbeing.


Let's talk PANTS! - PANTS – resources for schools and teachers

PANTS resources include a lesson plan, teaching guidance, class activities, a Talking PANTS slide presentation and supporting information.


Deaf and disabled children talking about child protection

Research report into children's experiences of the child protection system.


‘We have the right to be safe’

A report identifying key issues about safeguarding disabled children.


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Resources for deaf and disabled children

Browse our list of books and videos for children with special education needs to learn about keeping safe.

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Practice resources for working with deaf and disabled children

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Research on safeguarding deaf and disabled children

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