If your organisation wants better safeguarding practices for the children and workforce in your organisation, these tools can help:
- Children’s Safety Survey
- Safeguarding Capabilities in Preventing Child Sexual Abuse Survey
Access to the survey tools and support is subject to a fee and a sign-up procedure.
Children and Young People’s Safety research findings
We have published our first report from the Children and Young People’s Safety research project. The findings from 2018-2020 outline children and young people’s views of safety and adult safeguarding capabilities.
Surveys were undertaken by organisations that wanted to know how safe children feel and how capable staff feel about their role in safeguarding children. Changes to policy and practice and greater focus on developing a culture of safety can lead to improvements in safeguarding children. Participating organisations will use findings to measure ongoing improvements and measure the success of child sexual abuse prevention efforts from the perspective of children and the workforce.
This knowledge can support organisations to develop and improve their child-safe culture, and help protect children and young people from grooming and sexual abuse.
Read the full report (PDF, 3.9MB)
Children’s Safety Survey
The Children’s Safety Survey measures children and young people’s perceptions of safety. It gives you an opportunity to hear directly from children about how safe they feel in your organisation by measuring the following:
perceptions of safety
confidence in adults and in your organisation to prevent and respond to their concerns related to child sexual abuse and other forms of harm
barriers that restrict attempts to seek help.
During the survey period, you will have access to real-time results, and at the end, you will receive a report that will help you make decisions about how to improve the safety climate of your organisation.
For more information about the Children’s Safety Survey, download our prospectus (PDF, 969KB) or contact us.
Download prospectus (PDF, 969KB)
We have created a child-friendly infographic of the 2018-19 results. The results show us that while most children and young people feel safe, not all young people would tell someone if they felt unsafe. We also found that half of the young people we spoke to said there were things stopping them from seeking help. Download the results to share with young people in your organisation.
Download infographic (PDF, 98KB)