child abuse

Understanding Parents' Information Needs and Experiences where Professional Concerns about Non-Accidental Injury were Not Substantiated

This project explored parents’ experiences of situations where concerns of Non-Accidental Injury (NAI) were raised and how they remembered and reflected on these. It also investigated increasing the awareness of paediatricians and other health professionals of what is perceived as helpful or less helpful from the parents' perspective, and making suggestions for paediatric training to improve communication.

Protection of children in England: a progress report

The Protection of Children in England: A Progress Report, by Lord Laming, was published in March 2009 as HC 330. It was commissioned by the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families following the death of "Baby P". "This document, and its recommendations, are aimed at making sure that good practice becomes standard practice in every service. This includes recommendations on improving the inspection of safeguarding services and the quality of Serious Case Reviews as well as recommendations on improving the help and support children receive when they are at risk of harm.

How well do we protect Scotland's children?

A report on the findings of the joint inspections of services to protect children 2005-2009.

Noticing and Helping the Neglected Child - Literature Review

This study is one of a series of projects, jointly commissioned by the DCSF and the Department of Health, to improve the evidence base on recognition, effective intervention and inter-agency working in child abuse and focuses on recognition of neglect. This literature review aimed to provide a synthesis of the existing empirical evidence about the ways in which children and families signal their need for help, how those signals are recognised and responded to and whether response could be swifter.

Keeping children safe : information disclosure about child sexual offenders

Leaflet explaining the processes and procedures which must be gone through to obtain disclosure of information about someone who has access to children to see if they have any previous record of child abuse.

Towards safer organisations: adults who pose a risk to children in the workplace and implications for recruitment and selection

Report that presents the key findings of a review of the literature on child abuse in organisations. It aims to inform methods of recruitment in settings where staff or volunteers may come into contact with children. The study also draws on interviews with relevant professionals and a small sample of convicted child sex offenders.

Evaluation of CEOP ThinkUKnow internet safety programme and exploration of young people's internet safety knowledge

The ThinkuKnow (TUK) programme is managed by the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP) and is part of its programme to reduce the harm caused by those individuals that seek to abuse children and young people through the misuse of technology. This research aimed to explore young people‘s understanding and awareness of messages from the CEOP TUK Internet safety programme, whilst also exploring young people‘s Internet use and risk taking behaviour.

Why are decisions to prosecute in cases of child abuse so complex?

Factsheet which gives a definition of child abuse and describes how criminal investigations are undertaken. It also explains why it is sometimes decided not to prosecute in cases in child abuse.

Getting it right for every child: draft Children's Services (Scotland) Bill consultation

Scottish Executive consultation on a draft Bill intended to support the implementation of Getting it right for every child, the reform programme for children's services.

The bill would place duties on agencies to promote the well-being of children and to work together. Also included in the bill are measures to ensure that the views of children are taken into account. Grounds for referral to the Children's Hearings system would also change if the bill were passed as legislation.

Noticing and helping the neglected child: literature review

This study is one of a series of projects, jointly commissioned by the DCSF and the Department of Health, to improve the evidence base on recognition, effective intervention and inter-agency working in child abuse and focuses on recognition of neglect.

This literature review aimed to provide a synthesis of the existing empirical evidence about the ways in which children and families signal their need for help, how those signals are recognised and responded to and whether response could be swifter.