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Child protection and safeguarding information, advice and research

Search our directory for our latest research, child protection statistics, leaflets, practical guidance, briefings and evaluations that share what we've learned from our services for children and families.

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Child trafficking leaflets for children and young people

Topics: Child trafficking Type: Leaflets and posters

Leaflets for children who have come to the UK from another country and who may have been trafficked, outlining how they can access support.

Ofsted requirements for safeguarding in schools in England

Topics: Schools Type: Briefing

Statutory requirements regarding safeguarding and inspection in schools.

Safeguarding considerations for before and after school (dropping off and picking up)

Topics: Schools Type: Practical guidance

Guidance around safely dropping off and picking up children from school.

Understanding children’s and teachers’ views of Speak out Stay safe

Topics: Schools Type: Service evaluation

Evaluation of the NSPCC’s Speak out Stay safe programme, which teaches school children to recognise and speak out about abuse and neglect.

A community approach to preventing child sexual abuse in the home

Topics: Child sexual abuse and CSE Type: Research

What works to empower people within a specific community to prevent child sexual abuse in the home.

Key safeguarding legislation for schools

Topics: Schools Type: Briefing

Safeguarding guidance and legislation that sets out responsibilities for schools in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

10 years since the Byron Review

Topics: Online safety Type: Research

10 years on since Professor Tanya Byron made 38 recommendations for government on keeping children safe online.

Children living in families facing adversity

Topics: Domestic abuse Substance misuse Mental health Type: Research

The experiences of children whose parents are involved in domestic abuse, misuse drugs or alcohol and have mental health problems.

Evaluation of Parents Under Pressure™

Topics: Substance misuse Type: Service evaluation

Evaluation of a service delivered by the NSPCC to support families where a parent has alcohol or substance misuse problems.

From bumps to babies: perinatal mental health care in Wales

Topics: Safeguarding and child protection Type: Research

Key findings and recommendations from the Perinatal Mental Health in Wales project looking at perinatal mental health care and provision.