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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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Harmful sexual behaviour framework

Topics: Harmful sexual behaviour Type: Practical guidance

Framework to help local areas develop and improve multi-agency responses to children displaying harmful sexual behaviours (HSB). Developed by the NSPCC, Research in Practice and Professor Simon Hackett.

Harmful sexual behaviour: statistics briefing

Topics: Harmful sexual behaviour Type: Statistics

This briefing looks at what available data can tell us about harmful sexual behaviour (HSB) to help professionals, and the organisations they work for, make evidence based decisions.

Sexual violence and sexual harassment between children in schools and colleges: CASPAR briefing

Topics: Harmful sexual behaviour Type: Briefing

Key points from the new DfE guidance on sexual violence and sexual harassment between children (anyone under the age of 18) at school and college.

The profile of the children and young people accessing an NSPCC service for harmful sexual behaviour

Topics: Harmful sexual behaviour Type: Research

The needs of children with a learning difficulty, younger children and girls accessing a specialised service for harmful sexual behaviour. Part of the NSPCC’s Impact and evidence series.

Harmful sexual behaviour: research briefing

Topics: Harmful sexual behaviour Type: Briefing

This briefing provides professionals with a round-up of recent messages from research into HSB, from resources published in 2016 and 2017

Turn the Page manualised treatment programme: final evaluation report

Topics: Harmful sexual behaviour Type: Research

Final evaluation of a service working with teenage boys who display harmful sexual behaviour. Part of the NSPCC’s Impact and evidence series.

A review of the research on children and young people who display harmful sexual behaviour online (HSB)

Topics: Harmful sexual behaviour Online safety Type: Research

Review of current research around the online harmful sexual behaviours displayed by children and young people. Part of the NSPCC’s Impact and Evidence series.

Harmful sexual behaviour: learning from case reviews

Topics: Case reviews Harmful sexual behaviour Type: Briefing

Lessons from case reviews published since 2010, where where harmful sexual behaviour was highlighted as a significant issue.

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