Research and analysis
Safeguarding children across services: messages from research
Research paper that provides an overview of 15 different studies, commissioned as part of the safeguarding children research initiative.
Ref: DFE-RR164 PDF, 2.5MB, 226 pages
Safeguarding children across services: messages for professionals working in the family justice system
Ref: DFE-RB164a PDF, 158KB, 6 pages
Ref: DFE-RB164b PDF, 156KB, 7 pages
Ref: DFE-RB164c PDF, 153KB, 7 pages
Safeguarding children across services: messages for adult services professionals working with parents
Ref: DFE-RB164d PDF, 155KB, 7 pages
The Safeguarding Children research initiative is an important element in the government response to the inquiry following the death of Victoria Climbié. Its purpose is to provide a stronger evidence base for the development of policy and practice to improve the protection of children in England.
Eleven studies were commissioned as part of the Safeguarding Children research initiative. This overview focuses on the findings from these studies, but also refers extensively to a further 4 important research studies that reported during the same time period.
This research is distilled to meet the needs of those professionals who seek to utilise such research findings to shape their day-to-day work. These include strategic and operational managers and practitioners, commissioners and providers of services, and policy makers in all those agencies that are required to work together to safeguard children.