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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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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.

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.

Time for action on perinatal mental health care in Northern Ireland

Topics: Mental health Type: Research

Study into provision of support in Northern Ireland for women experiencing mental health problems during pregnancy and the year after birth.

'Letting the Future In' for children with learning disabilities

Topics: Child sexual abuse and CSE Type: Service evaluation

Evaluation of Letting the Future In for children with learning disabilities (LTFI-LD), a service that was developed for therapeutic intervention with children and young people affected by sexual abuse. 

Are they safe?

Topics: Voluntary and community sector Type: Research

Guidance on how to set out your organisation's approach to protecting children in your safeguarding policy with tips on what to include and an example policy you can tailor to your needs.

Assessing the Risk, Protecting the Child: final evaluation report

Topics: Child sexual abuse and CSE Type: Service evaluation

Evaluation of a service helping professionals to assess and support the families of men who pose a sexual risk to children. Part of the NSPCC’s Impact and evidence series.

Bringing the global to the local: trends in child protection

Topics: Safeguarding and child protection Type: Statistics

An overview of data about child maltreatment from several high-income countries, comparing trends with England and the UK.

The profile of the children and young people accessing an NSPCC service for harmful sexual behaviour

Topics: Harmful sexual behaviour Type: Research

The needs of children with a learning difficulty, younger children and girls accessing a specialised service for harmful sexual behaviour. Part of the NSPCC’s Impact and evidence series.

The economic cost of child maltreatment in the UK

Topics: Child sexual abuse and CSE Type: Research

The lifetime economic cost of child abuse and neglect.

Children and young people who engage in technology-assisted harmful sexual behaviour

Topics: Online safety Type: Research

Research into the backgrounds and behaviours of boys and young men who engage in harmful sexual behaviours using online and mobile channels. Part of the NSPCC’s Impact and evidence series.