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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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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.

Final evaluation of the NSPCC Family SMILES service

Topics: Mental health Type: Service evaluation

Evaluation of a programme supporting children whose parents have a mental health problem. Part of the NSPCC’s Impact and evidence series.

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.