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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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Local Safeguarding Children Boards: learning and improvement processes

Topics: Safeguarding and child protection Type: Research

Research study exploring the tools used by Local Safeguarding Children Boards (LSCBs) to identify opportunities for development.

Safeguarding disabled children in England

Topics: Deaf and disabled children Safeguarding and child protection Type: Research

Survey establishing the effectiveness of local arrangements to safeguard disabled children and how well LSCBs have responded to recommendations in the Ofsted (2012) thematic inspection on protecting disabled children.

Telling about abuse

Topics: Safeguarding and child protection Type: Leaflets and posters

A story in pictures providing advice for deaf adults to help them find out what what to do when they have child protection concerns about a child.

Telling about bullying

Topics: Bullying Safeguarding and child protection Type: Leaflets and posters

A story in pictures providing advice for deaf adults to help them find out what they can do when a child is being bullied.

Achieving emotional wellbeing for looked after children: a whole system approach

Topics: Looked after children Mental health Safeguarding and child protection Type: Research

We report on our work with 4 UK local authorities to design a care system that better promotes the emotional wellbeing of children in care. Part of the NSPCC’s Impact and evidence series.

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.