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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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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.

AGENDA: a young people’s guide to making positive relationships matter

Topics: Safeguarding and child protection Child sexual abuse and CSE Type: Practical guidance

Free online toolkit helping young people to safely and creatively raise awareness of gender inequalities, sexual harassment and gender based violence.

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.

Harmful sexual behaviour framework

Topics: Harmful sexual behaviour Type: Practical guidance

Framework to help local areas develop and improve multi-agency responses to children displaying harmful sexual behaviours (HSB). Developed by the NSPCC, Research in Practice and Professor Simon Hackett.

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.

Local Safeguarding Children Boards: learning and improvement processes

Topics: Safeguarding and child protection Type: Research

Research study exploring the tools used by Local Safeguarding Children Boards (LSCBs) to identify opportunities for development.

Looking after infant mental health: our case for change

Topics: Mental health Type: Research

Our cases for change in England and Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland emphasising the importance of looking after infant mental health.