Factsheets and briefings Short introductions to child protection, child abuse and safeguarding topics

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News and opinion - Children in need: statistics 2013/14

2013/14 children in need statistics show a significant rise in referrals and the number of children subject to child protection plans.



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.


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. 



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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