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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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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.

Equally protected?

Topics: Safeguarding and child protection Type: Research

A review of physical punishment research published since 2008, commissioned by NSPCC Scotland, Children 1st, Barnardo's Scotland and the Children and Young People's Commissioner Scotland.

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.