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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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Keeping our children safe

Topics: Safeguarding and child protection Type: Research

Resource to help facilitate discussions about childcare practice and safeguarding issues in black and minority ethnic communities.

Minding the Baby: qualitative findings on implementation from the first UK service

Topics: Early years Type: Service evaluation

Findings from a qualitative evaluation of a service working to improve a mother’s relationship with her baby. Part of the NSPCC’s Impact and evidence series.

Net Aware report 2017: "Freedom to express myself safely"

Topics: Online safety Type: Research

Findings from a survey with young people about their online experiences.

The right to recover

Topics: Child sexual abuse and CSE Type: Research

An overview of what happens to children following the disclosure or discovery of sexual abuse in the West of Scotland.

Stop TIME Online

Topics: Online safety Child sexual abuse and CSE Type: Practical guidance

An anti-online grooming activity pack, helping keep children and young people safe online.

Turn the Page manualised treatment programme: final evaluation report

Topics: Harmful sexual behaviour Type: Research

Final evaluation of a service working with teenage boys who display harmful sexual behaviour. Part of the NSPCC’s Impact and evidence series.

Evaluation of the Letting the Future In service

Topics: Child sexual abuse and CSE Type: Research

Findings from the largest randomised controlled trial of a service to help children who have been sexually abused. Part of the NSPCC's Impact and evidence series.

Getting help

Topics: Child sexual abuse and CSE Type: Research

What children are telling Childline about their opinions and wishes for delivery of therapeutic services for sexual abuse.

Inter-professional communication and decision making

Topics: Case reviews Type: Research

An overview and set of 14 briefings looking at practice issues identified in an analysis of 38 serious case reviews.

"I wasn’t sure it was normal to watch it"

Topics: Online safety Mental health Type: Research

Research report into the impact of online pornography on the values, attitudes, beliefs and behaviours of children and young people.