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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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News and opinion - Summary of key changes to Keeping children safe in education

Guidance for people working in schools in England has been updated by the Department for Education.

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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 - Real voices: child sexual exploitation in Greater Manchester

Briefing on the main findings and recommendations from Ann Coffey MPs independent report.

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