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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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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.

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.

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.

Getting help

Topics: Child sexual abuse and CSE Type: Research

What children are telling Childline about their opinions and wishes for delivery of therapeutic services for sexual abuse.

Online child sexual abuse images

Topics: Child sexual abuse and CSE Type: Research

An overview of current research into child sexual abuse images and approaches to tackling the issue.

Someone to lean on

Topics: Child sexual abuse and CSE Type: Practical guidance

 A guide for professionals who work with children who have been sexually abused.