Child Protection information at your fingertips.✔️Understand different types of abuse ✔️Recognise the signs ✔️Take Action✔️Stay Safe ✔️ Refer to National Guidance

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We have a responsibility to ensure the safety and welfare of all children in our care. We must be aware of the signs and symptoms of ALL types of child abuse and know what to do should we suspect a child is at risk.

Have essential Child Protection information at your fingertips with these Safeguarding Pocket Cards!

Simply print, laminate (if desired), trim then assemble together to have all the information you require condensed into handy pocket cards!

✔️Understand different types of abuse:

  • Physical
  • Emotional
  • Neglect
  • Sexual (Contact and Non-contact)
  • FGM – Female Genital Mutilation
  • Breast Ironing
  • CSE – Child Sexual Exploitation
  • Child Trafficking
  • Grooming
  • Criminal Exploitation
  • Radicalisation
  • Bullying / Cyber Bullying
  • Domestic Abuse

Types of Abuse

✔️Recognise the signs of abuse:

Signs of Abuse

✔️Take Action! Know what to do when:

  • You have immediate concerns
  • You suspect abuse or have concerns for a child’s welfare
  • A child makes a disclosure of abuse


  • Who to report concerns to
  • What information must be recorded
  • Where to look for relevant safeguarding legislation or further advice

Take Action

✔️Stay Safe! Help to protect children by:

  • Staying Safe Online
  • Talking PANTS – the NSPCC underwear rule
  • Teaching children about strangers and how to keep themselves safe


Cards can be bound together in any way of your choice. A simple effective method is to punch a hole in the corner then use a keyring loop to bind the cards together.

Safeguarding Pocket Cards Ring BoundCover Cards

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Supplied as PDF Forms, it is possible to type the name and contact details for your Local Child Protection Committee / Local Safeguarding Partner (LSP) / Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) and Registration Body before printing / saving. Click into the designated fields to enter the information you require…OR print then add contact details by hand.

3 versions are provided with relevant links provided in the Take Action – National Guidance cards for Scotland, England and Wales 

If you find you cannot type information into PDF forms then you may require to install PDF viewer that permits the use of forms or use an online PDF filler. There are several free options available. You can find further information on how to fill and sign PDF forms on the Adobe website.

Please note this resource requires to be printed and self assembled. For best results MindingKids recommends that you laminate the pocket cards for improved durability. Laminating materials are not included.

Once trimmed each pocket card measures approximately 7cm x 10cm, with a maximum of 8 pocket cards per A4 sheet.

Cards can be bound together in any way of your choice. A simple effective method is to punch a hole in the corner then use a keyring loop to bind the cards together.