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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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Equally protected?

Topics: Safeguarding and child protection Type: Research

A review of physical punishment research published since 2008, commissioned by NSPCC Scotland, Children 1st, Barnardo's Scotland and the Children and Young People's Commissioner Scotland.

Getting it right for mothers and babies in Scotland

Topics: Safeguarding and child protection Mental health Type: Research

Report outlining current provision of postnatal and antenatal mental health services in Scotland, and making recommendations for future developments.

The landscape of child protection research in the UK

Topics: Safeguarding and child protection Type: Research

A mapping review of studies of child abuse and neglect in all four nations of the United Kingdom.

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.

Realising the potential: tackling child neglect in universal services

Topics: Neglect Safeguarding and child protection Type: Research

Sets out a model showing the way universal services practitioners can provide effective early help for child neglect.

Solution-focused practice toolkit

Topics: Safeguarding and child protection Type: Practical guidance

Helping professionals use the approach when working with children and young people.

Challenges from the frontline

Topics: Safeguarding and child protection Type: Research

Investigates how welfare reform and austerity policies are affecting work with vulnerable families in Scotland.

 

No one noticed, no one heard

Topics: Safeguarding and child protection Type: Research

Research into the childhood experiences of abuse of young men and women and how they disclosed this abuse and sought help.

Child protection records retention and storage guidance

Topics: Safeguarding and child protection Type: Practical guidance

Guidance to help organisations understand the principles of keeping and managing records about child protection concerns.

Definitions and signs of child abuse

Topics: Safeguarding and child protection Type: Research

Definitions and signs of child abuse