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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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Let children know you’re listening

Topics: Safeguarding and child protection Type: Practical guidance

Learning and practical resources to help adults respond to children disclosing abuse.

Relationships, health and sex education statutory guidance: CASPAR briefing

Topics: Schools Type: Briefing

Briefing on the DfE statutory guidance of what schools in England must and should deliver from 2020. 

Online abuse: learning from case reviews

Topics: Case reviews Online safety Type: Briefing

Lessons from case reviews published since 2008, where online abuse was a key factor.

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.

Women as Protectors evaluation

Topics: Safeguarding and child protection Child sexual abuse and CSE Type: Service evaluation

Evaluation of an NSPCC service to support women in safeguarding their children against men who pose a risk of sexual harm.

Child protection plan and register statistics

Topics: Safeguarding and child protection Type: Statistics

Our series of factsheets pulls together the most up-to-date statistics on children who are the subject to child protection plan or on a child protection register for each of the UK nations.

Supporting military families

Topics: Early years Parenting Type: Service evaluation

An evaluation of three NSPCC early intervention services aiming to improve the wellbeing of families in the military community.

NSPCC Helpline posters

Topics: Safeguarding and child protection Type: Leaflets and posters

Posters encouraging people to contact the NSPCC helpline if they have any concerns about a child.

No one noticed, no one heard

Topics: Safeguarding and child protection Type: Research

Research into the childhood experiences of abuse of young men and women and how they disclosed this abuse and sought help.

Child sexual abuse: statistics briefing

Topics: Child sexual abuse and CSE Type: Statistics

This briefing looks at what data and statistics are available about child sexual abuse to help professionals, and the organisations they work for, make evidence based decisions.