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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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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.

From bumps to babies: perinatal mental health care in Wales

Topics: Safeguarding and child protection Type: Research

Key findings and recommendations from the Perinatal Mental Health in Wales project looking at perinatal mental health care and provision.

"Is this sexual abuse?"

Topics: Child sexual abuse and CSE Type: Research

Report analysing the concerns being raised to Childline and the NSPCC helpline about peer sexual abuse.

Implementation evaluation of Reunification Practice Framework scale-up

Topics: Looked after children Type: Service evaluation

An evaluation of scale-up implementation of an evidence-informed framework for return home practice.

Implementation evaluation of the scale-up of Graded Care Profile 2

Topics: Neglect Type: Service evaluation

Findings from our implementation evaluation of Graded Care Profile (GCP2), a tool which helps professionals measure the quality of care being given to a child.

Implementation evaluation of Baby Steps scale-up

Topics: Early years Type: Service evaluation

Implementation evaluation of Baby Steps, an early intervention service which helps vulnerable parents prepare for parenthood.

Keeping children safe in education: CASPAR briefing

Topics: Schools Type: Briefing

A summary of the key changes to Keeping children safe in education – England’s safeguarding guidance for schools 2018.

Sexual violence and sexual harassment between children in schools and colleges: CASPAR briefing

Topics: Harmful sexual behaviour Type: Briefing

Key points from the new DfE guidance on sexual violence and sexual harassment between children (anyone under the age of 18) at school and college.