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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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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.

The economic cost of child maltreatment in the UK

Topics: Child sexual abuse and CSE Type: Research

The lifetime economic cost of child abuse and neglect.

Children and young people who engage in technology-assisted harmful sexual behaviour

Topics: Online safety Type: Research

Research into the backgrounds and behaviours of boys and young men who engage in harmful sexual behaviours using online and mobile channels. Part of the NSPCC’s Impact and evidence series.

Impact of online and offline child sexual abuse: "Everyone deserves to be happy and safe"

Topics: Child sexual abuse and CSE Online safety Type: Research

What young people and professionals told us about the effects of offline and technology-assisted child sexual abuse, and how best to respond to it.

Keeping our children safe

Topics: Safeguarding and child protection Type: Research

Resource to help facilitate discussions about childcare practice and safeguarding issues in black and minority ethnic communities.

Net Aware report 2017: "Freedom to express myself safely"

Topics: Online safety Type: Research

Findings from a survey with young people about their online experiences.

NSPCC safeguarding standards and guidance (England)

Topics: Safeguarding and child protection Type: Research

Recommended standards and guidance to help non-statutory organisations that work with children and young people to put in place clear safeguarding arrangements.

The right to recover

Topics: Child sexual abuse and CSE Type: Research

An overview of what happens to children following the disclosure or discovery of sexual abuse in the West of Scotland.

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.