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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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Implementation evaluation of the scale-up of Graded Care Profile 2

Topics: Neglect Type: Service evaluation

Findings from our implementation evaluation of Graded Care Profile (GCP2), a tool which helps professionals measure the quality of care being given to a child.

Neglect and its relationship to other forms of harm

Topics: Neglect Type: Research

Findings from 3 linked evidence scopes investigating the relationship between child neglect and other forms of maltreatment. Makes evidence-based recommendations for policy and practice.

Hurting inside: learning from the NSPCC helpline and Childline on neglect

Topics: Neglect Type: Research

What children are telling us about living with neglect and key statistics on contacts to our helplines about child neglect.

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.

Spotlight on preventing child neglect

Topics: Neglect Type: Research

What works in preventing child neglect. Part of the NSPCC’s Impact and evidence series.

Neglect or emotional abuse in children aged 5-14: Core info leaflet

Topics: Neglect Type: Practical guidance

A leaflet summarising how neglect and emotional abuse affects children aged 5 to 14. Part of the Core info leaflet series.

Neglect or emotional abuse in teenagers: Core info leaflet

Topics: Neglect Type: Practical guidance

Leaflet on what is currently known about teenagers’ experiences of neglect and emotional harm. Part of the Core info leaflet series.

Neglect and serious case reviews

Topics: Neglect Case reviews Type: Research

A systematic analysis of neglect in serious case reviews in England, between 2003 and 2011.

Child abuse and neglect in the UK today

Topics: Neglect Type: Research

Findings from research into the prevalence of child maltreatment in the United Kingdom.

Neglect: learning from case reviews

Topics: Case reviews Neglect Type: Briefing

Lessons from case reviews published since 2014, where neglect was a key factor.

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