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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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.


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.

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.

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.

NSPCC Learning podcast

Topics: Safeguarding and child protection Type: Practical guidance

Listen to our podcast on child protection and safeguarding issues.

Relationships, health and sex education 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. 

E-safety for schools

Topics: Schools Online safety Type: Practical guidance

Online safety support and resources for schools and colleges including training, teaching resources, information for parents, IT systems requirements and ongoing monitoring.

How safe are our children?

Topics: Safeguarding and child protection Type: Statistics

An overview of the most up to date statistics on online abuse that exist in the UK.

Online abuse: learning from case reviews

Topics: Case reviews Online safety Type: Briefing

Lessons from case reviews published since 2008, where online abuse was a key factor.

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.