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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Looked after children: statistics briefing

Topics: Looked after children Type: Statistics

This briefing looks at what available data can tell us about looked after children to help professionals, and the organisations they work for, make evidence based decisions.

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.

How safe are our children?

Topics: Safeguarding and child protection Type: Statistics

A compendium of all the latest UK child abuse and child protection data.

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.

Childline posters and wallet cards

Topics: Schools Type: Leaflets and posters

Our series of posters and wallet cards encourage children to contact Childline if they need to talk.

Childline annual review

Topics: Safeguarding and child protection Type: Research

What children and young people have been talking to Childline about over the last year.

Improving local mental health services for children who have experienced abuse or neglect

Topics: Mental health Type: Research

Guidance on designing and delivering mental health services to vulnerable groups of children and young people, plus an annual assessment of Local Transformation Plans looking at how well they currently provide for these children.

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.

Safeguarding self-assessment tool and checklist

Topics: Safeguarding and child protection Voluntary and community sector Type: Practical guidance

An online safeguarding tool for organisations working with children and young people from 0-25 years. Easy to use online checklist covers key safeguarding areas and essential resources.

NSPCC Learning podcast

Topics: Safeguarding and child protection Type: Practical guidance

Listen to our podcast on child protection and safeguarding issues.