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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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Looked after children: statistics briefing

Topics: Looked after children Type: Statistics

This briefing looks at what available data can tell us about looked after children to help professionals, and the organisations they work for, make evidence based decisions.

Reunification: an evidence-informed framework for return home practice

Topics: Looked after children Safeguarding and child protection Type: Practical guidance

A tool to support social worker's professional judgement about if and how a child should return home.

Implementation evaluation of Reunification Practice Framework scale-up

Topics: Looked after children Type: Service evaluation

An evaluation of scale-up implementation of an evidence-informed framework for return home practice.

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.

Returning children home from care: learning from case reviews

Topics: Case reviews Looked after children Type: Briefing

Lessons from case reviews published since 2010, which have highlighted lessons for returning children home from care.

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