Research and resources

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

Free online teaching resource in Welsh and English, to help raise awareness of positive relationships and gender equality.

Developing teachers, supporting children

Topics: Safeguarding and child protection Schools Type: Research

How to develop teachers’ skills so they can deliver preventative education and talk to children about staying safe from abuse

Falling short?

Topics: Safeguarding and child protection Type: Research

Report examining how well government policy and practice guidance safeguards and meets the needs of child witnesses in England and Wales.

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.

Helping children recover from child sexual exploitation

Topics: Child sexual abuse and CSE Type: Service evaluation

An evaluation of our Protect and Respect programme, which supports young people who have experienced or are at risk of CSE.

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 draft 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. 

10 years since the Byron Review

Topics: Online safety Type: Research

10 years on since Professor Tanya Byron made 38 recommendations for government on keeping children safe online.

Children living in families facing adversity

Topics: Domestic abuse Substance misuse Mental health Type: Research

The experiences of children whose parents are involved in domestic abuse, misuse drugs or alcohol and have mental health problems.

Evaluation of Parents Under Pressure™

Topics: Substance misuse Type: Service evaluation

Evaluation of a service delivered by the NSPCC to support families where a parent has alcohol or substance misuse problems.