child safety

On the safe side: principles for the safe accommodation of child victims of trafficking

Document that explores the issues around what makes accommodation safe for child victims of trafficking. ECPAT UK undertook structured face-to-face interviews and a roundtable discussion with a range of professionals, including local authority children’s services, the police, NGOs and organisations accommodating child victims of trafficking, as well as ascertaining the views of the young people themselves. This led to the formulation of 10 child-centred principles concerning the provision of safe accommodation for child victims and/or suspected child victims of trafficking.

What's going on to safeguard children and young people from sexual exploitation? How local partnerships respond to child sexual exploitation

Research project that has explored the extent and nature of the response of LSCBs to the 2009 government guidance on safeguarding children and young people from sexual exploitation .

Where the guidance is followed, there are examples of developing and innovative practice to protect and support young people and their families and to investigate and prosecute their abusers.

It finds that the delivery of that dual approach to child sexual exploitation is far from the norm.

Out from the shadows: sexual violence against children with disabilities

Report that sheds light on children with disabilities who are suffering from sexual violence - abuse that goes unacknowledged, both by communities and by the state; is shrouded in taboos; and is rarely discussed or investigated. The report seeks to address this and make the issue more visible, as well as challenge governments and communities, including the international community, to tackle it head on.

Cardiff Local Safeguarding Children Board: a serious case review - Child A

Serious case review focused on a three year old white Welsh boy who died in 2007 as a result of injuries he sustained when he was knocked down by a motor vehicle on the road outside his family’s home.

He was the second youngest of six siblings. All of the children were subject of child protection plans.

Safeguarding children statistics: the availability and comparability of data in the UK

Research briefing that presents findings from preliminary work to explore the current availability and comparability of safeguarding and child protection data in the UK.

A study of recommendations arising from serious case reviews 2009-2010

Study that presents a critical, thematic analysis of recommendations from 33 of the serious case reviews (cases of child death or serious injury through abuse or neglect) completed in 2009-2010.

The central aim of the study was to consider what part recommendations can play in aiding agencies and individuals "to learn lessons to improve the way in which they work both individually and collectively to safeguard and promote the welfare of children" (HM Government 2010:246).

Making every child matter...everywhere: annual review 2010-11 and centre plan 2011-12

Annual review which offers information about the CEOP Centre’s work between April 2010 and March 2011. The report also provides information about CEOP's plans for 2011-12 Centre Plan.

The Munro review of child protection: final report – a child-centred system

Final report which sets out proposals for reform which, taken together, are intended to create the conditions that enable professionals to make the best judgments about the help to give to children, young people and families.

This involves moving from a system that has become over-bureaucratised and focused on compliance to one that values and develops professional expertise and is focused on the safety and welfare of children and young people.

Serious case review in respect of Child A: executive summary

Executive summary which brings together the findings from a serious case review and to clearly identify the lessons learned from the case and the recommendations which have been made.

Intensive family support: the evidence

Paper that brings together the Action for Children evidence base on intensive family support services. It is collated under a number of themes:

- keeping children safe
- keeping young people safety at home/out of care
- keeping children out of custody
- keeping children healthy
- improving children's relationships
- savings to the state and communities
- improving educational attainment
- reducing anti-social behaviour
- housing stability