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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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Protecting children from grooming

Topics: Child sexual abuse and CSE Online safety Type: Practical guidance

Explains what grooming is, how to recognise it and how people who work with children can respond to it.

A community approach to preventing child sexual abuse in the home

Topics: Child sexual abuse and CSE Type: Research

What works to empower people within a specific community to prevent child sexual abuse in the home.

"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.

Assessing the Risk, Protecting the Child: final evaluation report

Topics: Child sexual abuse and CSE Type: Service evaluation

Evaluation of a service helping professionals to assess and support the families of men who pose a sexual risk to children. Part of the NSPCC’s Impact and evidence series.

The economic cost of child maltreatment in the UK

Topics: Child sexual abuse and CSE Type: Research

The lifetime economic cost of child abuse and neglect.

Impact of online and offline child sexual abuse: "Everyone deserves to be happy and safe"

Topics: Child sexual abuse and CSE Online safety Type: Research

What young people and professionals told us about the effects of offline and technology-assisted child sexual abuse, and how best to respond to it.

The right to recover

Topics: Child sexual abuse and CSE Type: Research

An overview of what happens to children following the disclosure or discovery of sexual abuse in the West of Scotland.

Stop TIME Online

Topics: Online safety Child sexual abuse and CSE Type: Practical guidance

An anti-online grooming activity pack, helping keep children and young people safe online.

AGENDA: a young people’s guide to making positive relationships matter

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

Free online toolkit helping young people to safely and creatively raise awareness of gender inequalities, sexual harassment and gender based violence.

Evaluation of the Letting the Future In service

Topics: Child sexual abuse and CSE Type: Research

Findings from the largest randomised controlled trial of a service to help children who have been sexually abused. Part of the NSPCC's Impact and evidence series.

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