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NSPCC Learning review of 2019

Last updated: 01 Jan 2020 Topics: News

What we did last year to share learning about child protection

To celebrate the end of 2019 we’re taking a look back at the work we’ve been doing throughout the year to share learning on how to protect children from abuse and neglect.


We launched the NSPCC Learning podcast to share ideas and practice around safeguarding in March 2019.

We now have 22 episodes available with more planned for 2020. The most popular episode so far is on schools’ role in safeguarding.

> Listen now

Elearning and training

As well as updating our existing courses to ensure they meet changes in guidance and legislation we also launched:

> Find training

Evidence base

We’ve published lots of new research into child protection and new evaluations of our services to find out what works to protect children from abuse and neglect.

Our Together for Childhood report examined the success of a place-based approached to preventing child abuse and neglect.

The Childline annual review for 2018/19 summarised why, when and how children contacted Childline, as well as taking a closer look at some of the biggest issues faced by children.

> See all our 2019 research

How safe are our children?

In June we held our annual ‘How safe are our children?’ conference in London, focusing this year on online safety.

It’s a key event for people working in child protection to meet, debate, question and share insights about the latest strategies, policies and programmes to prevent child abuse and protect children.

To accompany the conference we compiled an overview of data on child abuse online, available to read online.

Your questions answered

Throughout 2019 our team of dedicated information professionals responded to safeguarding queries, indexed new safeguarding literature and helped visitors access our library catalogue.

Have a question in 2020?

> Ask our information specialists

Voluntary and community groups

In September 2019 we published a new set of safeguarding resources in partnership with NCVO specifically designed to help voluntary and community groups keep children safe.

Our resources include safeguarding scenarios and how to run safer activities and events for children and young people.

> View our full range of resources for voluntary groups

Keeping up-to-date

As ever, we continue to keep our safeguarding guidance up to date with changes in legislation at practice, to ensure that you have the information you need to keep children safe.

Every week in 2019 we sent out our CASPAR newsletter, a free weekly email featuring the latest safeguarding and child protection news.

> Sign up to stay up-to-date with safeguarding practice, policy and research in 2020

More to come in 2020!

This is just a small selection of the work we did in 2019 to inform, educate and, most importantly, support you in keeping children safe.

We have a great deal planned for 2020 – follow us on Twitter or subscribe to our newsletter to stay up-to-date!