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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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Solution-focused practice toolkit

Topics: Safeguarding and child protection Type: Practical guidance

Helping professionals use the approach when working with children and young people.

Spotlight on preventing child neglect

Topics: Neglect Type: Research

What works in preventing child neglect. Part of the NSPCC’s Impact and evidence series.

Challenges from the frontline

Topics: Safeguarding and child protection Type: Research

Investigates how welfare reform and austerity policies are affecting work with vulnerable families in Scotland.

 

Head and spinal injuries in children: Core info leaflet

Topics: Physical abuse Type: Practical guidance

Leaflet on what is currently known about the clinical presentation of inflicted head and spinal injuries. Part of the Core info leaflet series.

 

Neglect or emotional abuse in children aged 5-14: Core info leaflet

Topics: Neglect Type: Practical guidance

A leaflet summarising how neglect and emotional abuse affects children aged 5 to 14. Part of the Core info leaflet series.

 

Neglect or emotional abuse in teenagers: Core info leaflet

Topics: Neglect Type: Practical guidance

Leaflet on what is currently known about teenagers’ experiences of neglect and emotional harm. Part of the Core info leaflet series.

Neglect and serious case reviews

Topics: Neglect Case reviews Type: Research

A systematic analysis of neglect in serious case reviews in England, between 2003 and 2011.

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.

Bruises on children: Core info leaflet

Topics: Physical abuse Type: Practical guidance

A leaflet summarising what we currently know about how to differentiate accidental from non-accidental bruises. Part of the Core info leaflet series.

Child abuse and neglect in the UK today

Topics: Neglect Type: Research

Findings from research into the prevalence of child maltreatment in the United Kingdom.