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Why language matters: domestic abuse is broader than domestic violence

Type: Why language matters blog

This blog looks at why using the term "domestic abuse" can help us to consider the wider experiences of children and families beyond physical violence.

May 02 2023

Why language matters: how ‘toxic trio’ is unhelpful and inaccurate

Type: Why language matters blog

Parental domestic abuse, parental substance misuse and parental mental health problems – the toxic trio? This post explores the issues around the term ‘toxic trio’, the complexities around its use, and what professionals might consider using instead.

Mar 27 2023

Podcast: An introduction to Report Remove, an online self-reporting tool for young people

Type: Podcast

Learn more about the development of Report Remove, an online tool that under-18s can use to report nude images or videos of themselves that have been shared online, to see if they can be removed from the internet.

Mar 21 2023

Why language matters: in need of attention, not ‘attention seeking’

Type: Why language matters blog

How reframing attention-seeking behaviour as attention needing can prompt professionals to consider children’s unmet needs.

Feb 24 2023

The government’s plans to reform children’s social care in England

Type: News

Find out about the government’s plans to reform children’s social care in England. 

Feb 03 2023

Why language matters: why we should never use ‘child pornography’ and always say child sexual abuse material

Type: Why language matters blog

This blog post looks at the significant impact of using the term 'child sexual abuse material' instead of ‘child pornography’ which diminishes the seriousness of the crime. It is aimed at anyone working in the wider child protection sphere (in any capacity), anyone whose work involves children and young people, as well as those working directly with children and young people. 

Jan 30 2023

Risk assessing online platforms

Type: Blog

How do you make sure online platforms are safe for children and young people? In this blog, an expert from the NSPCC's child safety online solutions lab discusses what you need to consider.

Jan 09 2023

Why language matters: reframing responsibility for accessing services

Type: Why language matters blog

How we label those who need our services can be a barrier to engagement. This blog post explores the issues around the phrase “hard to reach” and discusses how services can increase accessibility.

Dec 05 2022

Why language matters: ‘Sexting’ or ‘sharing nudes’?

Type: Why language matters blog

This blog post explores the words professionals and children use when talking about taking, sending or receiving naked or semi-naked images or videos.

Oct 31 2022

Podcast: Together for Childhood — what we've learnt to help prevent abuse and neglect

Type: Podcast

Discover how the NSPCC's Together for Childhood (TfC) programme works alongside local communities to prevent child abuse and neglect. The discussion draws on practice examples of how TfC has made a difference for local communities.

Oct 24 2022