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A child's legal rights - Gillick competency and Fraser guidelines

The meaning of 'Gillick competent' and 'Fraser guidelines' when deciding whether a child is mature enough to make decisions.

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Child sex offender disclosure scheme

NSPCC factsheet explaining the child sex offender disclosure scheme (aka Sarah's Law) in England and Wales, why it was developed and how to use the scheme to access information.

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Safeguarding children - Recommended adult to child ratios for working with children

Guidance on staffing and supervision ratios for organisations and clubs working with children and young people.

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Safeguarding children - Photography and sharing images

Guidance for organisations, clubs and schools on photographing and recording children during events and activities.

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Impact and evidence - Research with children: ethics, safety and avoiding harm

What to consider when conducting research involving children, including research methods and key principles. 

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Statistics on child abuse - Incidence and prevalence

How many children are affected by abuse? View statistics and information on the incidence and prevalence of child abuse.

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Statistics on child abuse - Comparing statistics

Is child abuse increasing or decreasing? View statistics and information on how child abuse levels compare across the UK and with other countries.

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News and opinion - Sexual violence and sexual harassment between children in schools and colleges

Advice for schools on what sexual violence and sexual harassment is, how to minimise the risk of it occurring and what to do when incidents occur.

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News and opinion - Government consultation on Working together guidance

Proposed changes to statutory guidance to reflect the legislative changes introduced through the Children and Social Work Act 2017 to safeguard and promote the welfare of children in England.

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