child protection services

Paper that explores the concepts of adversity, risk, vulnerability and resilience in the context of child protection systems with the aim of contributing to the debate about the ways in which risk of ‘harm’ and ‘abuse’ are conceptualised at different stages of the lifespan and in relation to different groups of people.

The sixth, two yearly national analysis of such reviews (from 1 April 2009 - 31 March 2011) and the fourth undertaken. It produces a number of new insights alongside the recurring messages for practice. It also adds to the cumulative research knowledge of these cases helping to identify patterns and deviations from patterns over time.

Series of videos from the BBC which are ideal for child protection training for anyone who comes into contact with children through their work.

Website of WithScotland (formerly SCCPN and MARS), a national resource for the benefit of everyone in Scotland involved in protecting children.

Assessment which represents the most up-to-date understanding of the current level of threat posed by child sexual exploitation and abuse. It takes into account information received by CEOP from industry, the public and law enforcement. This engagement with partners allows for current threats to be outlined and for the identification of areas in need of greater understanding.

Report that highlights the achievements of the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre for the past year and outlines its intentions for the coming year.

Thematic assessment that explores the risk of contact child sexual offending posed by those who possess still and moving indecent images of children (‘IIOC’)

It looks at the ways in which this risk is managed by the police service and others involved in child protection and the criminal justice process.

Fact sheet that provides a brief introduction to some of the key legislation that protects children and young people in the UK. It is not comprehensive and does not constitute legal advice.