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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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Childline annual review

Topics: Safeguarding and child protection Type: Research

What children and young people have been talking to Childline about over the last year.

Protecting disabled children from sexual abuse

Topics: Deaf and disabled children Parenting Safeguarding and child protection Child sexual abuse and CSE Type: Research

Research with parents and carers about keeping children with disabilities safe from sexual abuse.

How do children’s helplines measure their effectiveness?

Topics: Safeguarding and child protection Type: Research

Systematic review of how children’s helplines measure their effectiveness and outcomes for children.

"Is this sexual abuse?"

Topics: Child sexual abuse and CSE Type: Research

Report analysing the concerns being raised to Childline and the NSPCC helpline about peer sexual abuse.

What should I do? NSPCC helplines report about online safety

Topics: Online safety Type: Research

Report about how Childline, the NSPCC helpline and O2 are responding to children’s and parents’ concerns about sexual content online.

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.

Improving local mental health services for children who have experienced abuse or neglect

Topics: Mental health Type: Research

Guidance on designing and delivering mental health services to vulnerable groups of children and young people, plus an annual assessment of Local Transformation Plans looking at how well they currently provide for these children.

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.

Developing teachers, supporting children

Topics: Safeguarding and child protection Schools Type: Research

How to develop teachers’ skills so they can deliver preventative education and talk to children about staying safe from abuse

Falling short?

Topics: Safeguarding and child protection Type: Research

Report examining how well government policy and practice guidance safeguards and meets the needs of child witnesses in England and Wales.