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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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Getting it right for mothers and babies in Scotland

Topics: Safeguarding and child protection Mental health Type: Research

Report outlining current provision of postnatal and antenatal mental health services in Scotland, and making recommendations for future developments.

The landscape of child protection research in the UK

Topics: Safeguarding and child protection Type: Research

A mapping review of studies of child abuse and neglect in all four nations of the United Kingdom.

Preventing child sexual abuse: towards a national strategy

Topics: Child sexual abuse and CSE Safeguarding and child protection Type: Research

Why we must take action together to stop child sexual abuse before it occurs. Part of the NSPCC’s Impact and evidence series.

Realising the potential: tackling child neglect in universal services

Topics: Neglect Safeguarding and child protection Type: Research

Sets out a model showing the way universal services practitioners can provide effective early help for child neglect.

Solution-focused practice toolkit

Topics: Safeguarding and child protection Type: Practical guidance

Helping professionals use the approach when working with children and young people.

Spotlight on preventing child neglect

Topics: Neglect Type: Research

What works in preventing child neglect. Part of the NSPCC’s Impact and evidence series.

Challenges from the frontline

Topics: Safeguarding and child protection Type: Research

Investigates how welfare reform and austerity policies are affecting work with vulnerable families in Scotland.

 

Head and spinal injuries in children: Core info leaflet

Topics: Physical abuse Type: Practical guidance

Leaflet on what is currently known about the clinical presentation of inflicted head and spinal injuries. Part of the Core info leaflet series.

Neglect or emotional abuse in children aged 5-14: Core info leaflet

Topics: Neglect Type: Practical guidance

A leaflet summarising how neglect and emotional abuse affects children aged 5 to 14. Part of the Core info leaflet series.

Neglect or emotional abuse in teenagers: Core info leaflet

Topics: Neglect Type: Practical guidance

Leaflet on what is currently known about teenagers’ experiences of neglect and emotional harm. Part of the Core info leaflet series.