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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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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.

Preventing child sexual abuse: towards a national strategy

Topics: Child sexual abuse and CSE Safeguarding and child protection Type: Research

Why we must take action together to stop child sexual abuse before it occurs. Part of the NSPCC’s Impact and evidence series.

Sexual abuse: a public health challenge

Topics: Child sexual abuse and CSE Type: Research

Review of the evidence looks at what we know about the causes, prevalence and consequences of sexual abuse.

Child sexual exploitation: learning from case reviews

Topics: Case reviews Child sexual abuse and CSE Type: Briefing

Lessons from case reviews published since 2010, where children were the victims of sexual exploitation.