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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.

Time for action on perinatal mental health care in Northern Ireland

Topics: Mental health Type: Research

Study into provision of support in Northern Ireland for women experiencing mental health problems during pregnancy and the year after birth.

A community approach to preventing child sexual abuse in the home

Topics: Child sexual abuse and CSE Type: Research

What works to empower people within a specific community to prevent child sexual abuse in the home.

10 years since the Byron Review

Topics: Online safety Type: Research

10 years on since Professor Tanya Byron made 38 recommendations for government on keeping children safe online.

Children living in families facing adversity

Topics: Domestic abuse Substance misuse Mental health Type: Research

The experiences of children whose parents are involved in domestic abuse, misuse drugs or alcohol and have mental health problems.

From bumps to babies: perinatal mental health care in Wales

Topics: Safeguarding and child protection Type: Research

Key findings and recommendations from the Perinatal Mental Health in Wales project looking at perinatal mental health care and provision.

"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.

Uprooted and unprotected

Topics: Child trafficking Type: Research

Learning from a collaborative approach to protecting children at risk of trafficking between France and the UK.

Are they safe?

Topics: Voluntary and community sector Type: Research

Guidance on how to set out your organisation's approach to protecting children in your safeguarding policy with tips on what to include and an example policy you can tailor to your needs.

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.