Reports & Resources

Reports & Resources

Including briefings, definitions, frameworks and advice:

Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) and Child Sexual Abuse (CSA)

November 2016

College of Policing – New approach to vulnerability for policing announced

October 2016

University of Bedfordshire – Summary slide pack of 22 reports on CSE from 2008 2016

Scottish Government – New Child Sexual Exploitation Definition & Summary

Scottish Government – Child Sexual Exploitation Definition and Practitioner Briefing Paper

Ofsted Reports Concerning Child Protection

November 2016

NSPCC – Serious incident notifications in England 2015/2016: Key findings from Ofsted’s analysis of its data about child deaths and serious harm

October 2016

Serious incident notifications from local authority children’s services 2015 to 2016 – key findings

Letter on the effectiveness of the police in protecting children, based on evidence from Ofsted’s inspections of local authority children’s services 2015/16

Child Protection & Safeguarding and Children’s Services

December 2016

Department for Education (DfE): Independent research report, LaingBuisson – COBIC & CICADA. The potential for developing the capacity and diversity of children’s social care services in England and the government response to the report

November 2016

Early Intervention Foundation – The Cost of Late Intervention: EIF Analysis 2016

Department for Education and National Statistics: Characteristics of children in need: 2015 to 2016

Children in Care

November 2016

Children England – “Children in Charge” Discussion Paper: Imagining systemic reform and redesign in care commissioning for children

November 2015

NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) – Children’s attachment: attachment in children and young people who are adopted from care, in care or at high risk of going into care

Child Protection Within Religious or Faith Settings

November 2016

NSPCC – How to protect children and young people within religious or faith settings

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

December 2016

Home Office – Government updated statement opposing female genital mutilation

Secretary of State for the Home Department – The Government Response to the Ninth Report from the Home Affairs Select Committee Session 2016-17 HC 390: Female genital mutilation: abuse unchecked

November 2016

AFRUCA Community Research Project – Voices of the Community: Exploring Type IV (Labia Elongation) Female Genital Mutilation in the African Community across Greater Manchester

Digital Safety: Online, Sexual Imagery, Sexting

November 2016

College of Policing – Briefing note: Police action in response to youth produced sexual imagery (‘Sexting’)

October 2016

Facebook – Updated advice for teens, parents and educators around safety on the platform including the bullying prevention hub – Staying safe online: parental control software

Mental Health

January 2017

UK Parliament Health Committee – Children and young people’s mental health – the role of education inquiry open and accepting written submissions until Friday 20 January 2017


The Royal College of Psychiatrists – The Values Based Child and Adolescent Mental Health System Commission: What really matters in children and young people’s mental health

Child Outcomes Research Consortium – CORC Report on Outcomes and Experience from Child and Young People’s Mental Health Services

November 2016

Channel 4 – Kids on the Edge: The Gender Clinic TV Series

Education Policy Institute – Children and Young People’s Mental Health: Time to Deliver. The report of the Independent Commission on Children and Young People’s Mental Health

October 2016

National Children’s Bureau – A whole school framework for emotional well being and mental health and Supporting Resources for School Leaders


November 2016

ECPAT UK & Missing People – Heading back to harm: A study on trafficked and unaccompanied children going missing from care in the UK

July 2016

Group of Experts on Action Against Trafficking in Human Beings – Report concerning the implementation of the Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings by the United Kingdom

Unaccompanied asylum seeking & refugee children

The Association of Directors of Children’s Services Ltd (ADCS) – Safeguarding Pressures Phase 5: Special thematic report on unaccompanied asylum seeking and refugee children


November 2016

NSPCC – What children are telling us about bullying: Childline bullying report 2015/16

Harmful Sexual Behaviour


NSPCC – Harmful sexual behaviour framework: An evidence-informed framework for children and young people displaying harmful sexual behaviour

November 2016

Research in Practice – Improving our response to harmful sexual behaviour in North West Wales

Child and Adolescent Behaviour

November 2016

BMJ – Father involvement in early child-rearing and behavioural outcomes in their pre-adolescent children: evidence from the ALSPAC UK birth cohort

Young People and Crime

December 2016

Scottish Government – Increase in minimum age of criminal responsibility

Newspaper Articles

November 2016

The Guardian, Social Care Network – Growing crisis in children and young people’s mental health demands action

Children and Young People Now – Child psychiatrist numbers at lowest level in seven years and the NHS Workforce Statistics they use from October 2016

The Guardian – Mental health assessments ‘needed for children in care’

The Guardian – Psychiatrists attack ‘scandal’ of child mental health spending

The Guardian – Men’s attitude to fatherhood influences child behaviour, says study

October 2016

The Independent – “Why is the Government dawdling over a law that police and public agree would protect children online.” Peter Wanless, CEO at NSPCC talks about why the government is yet to enact the part of the Serious Offences Act (2015) making it illegal for an adult to send a child a sexual message.

Resources, videos and toolkits for children, parents, teachers and professionals

December 2016


November 2016

Childnet International and UK Safer Internet Centre – Cyberbullying guidance and practical PSHE toolkit

Newsround – What is anxiety?

Newsround – What is depression?

October 2016

Barnardo’s Real Love Rocks Healthy Relationships and CSE Prevention Service Launches a New Free animation ‘Stay Switched On’

[email protected] Toolkit and Girl’s Day School Trust – Online Safety Series for Schools, including cyberbullying, self-esteem, digital footprint, sexting, grooming, privacy

Choose UK – Staying safe online: parental control software

February 2016

The Times and the NSPCC – How should you talk to your children about terrorism?