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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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Final evaluation of our FED UP service

Topics: Substance misuse Domestic abuse Type: Service evaluation

Evaluation of a programme aiming to reduce the impact of parental drug and alcohol misuse on children. Part of the NSPCC’s Impact and evidence series.

Harmful sexual behaviour: research briefing

Topics: Harmful sexual behaviour Type: Briefing

This briefing provides professionals with a round-up of recent messages from research into HSB, from resources published in 2016 and 2017

Impact of online and offline child sexual abuse: "Everyone deserves to be happy and safe"

Topics: Child sexual abuse and CSE Online safety Type: Research

What young people and professionals told us about the effects of offline and technology-assisted child sexual abuse, and how best to respond to it.

Implementation evaluation of Domestic Abuse, Recovering Together (DART) scale-up

Topics: Domestic abuse Type: Service evaluation

Shares findings from an implementation evaluation of DART™, a service which helps mothers and children recover from domestic abuse. Part of the NSPCC’s Impact and evidence series.

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.

NSPCC safeguarding standards and guidance (England)

Topics: Safeguarding and child protection Type: Research

Recommended standards and guidance to help non-statutory organisations that work with children and young people to put in place clear safeguarding arrangements.

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.