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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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A review of the research on children and young people who display harmful sexual behaviour online (HSB)

Topics: Harmful sexual behaviour Online safety Type: Research

Review of current research around the online harmful sexual behaviours displayed by children and young people. Part of the NSPCC’s Impact and Evidence series.

Safeguarding disabled children in England

Topics: Deaf and disabled children Safeguarding and child protection Type: Research

Survey establishing the effectiveness of local arrangements to safeguard disabled children and how well LSCBs have responded to recommendations in the Ofsted (2012) thematic inspection on protecting disabled children.

Serious Case Review Quality Markers

Topics: Case reviews Type: Research

A set of 18 quality markers to support LSCBs and reviewers in commissioning and conducting high quality case reviews.

Sexting and young people: the parent's view

Topics: Online safety Parenting Type: Research

Research on parent’s awareness of issues surrounding sexting, and what information and support they would like to receive.

Someone to lean on

Topics: Child sexual abuse and CSE Type: Practical guidance

 A guide for professionals who work with children who have been sexually abused.

Telling about abuse

Topics: Safeguarding and child protection Type: Leaflets and posters

A story in pictures providing advice for deaf adults to help them find out what what to do when they have child protection concerns about a child.

Telling about bullying

Topics: Bullying Safeguarding and child protection Type: Leaflets and posters

A story in pictures providing advice for deaf adults to help them find out what they can do when a child is being bullied.

What children are telling us about bullying

Topics: Bullying Type: Research

A report discussing how bullying affects the children and young people who contacted Childline in 2015/16.

Achieving emotional wellbeing for looked after children: a whole system approach

Topics: Looked after children Mental health Safeguarding and child protection Type: Research

We report on our work with 4 UK local authorities to design a care system that better promotes the emotional wellbeing of children in care. Part of the NSPCC’s Impact and evidence series.

Deaf and disabled children talking about child protection

Topics: Deaf and disabled children Type: Research

Research report into children's experiences of the child protection system.