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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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Preventing child sexual abuse: towards a national strategy

Topics: Child sexual abuse and CSE Safeguarding and child protection Type: Research

Why we must take action together to stop child sexual abuse before it occurs. Part of the NSPCC’s Impact and evidence series.

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.

Challenges from the frontline

Topics: Safeguarding and child protection Type: Research

Investigates how welfare reform and austerity policies are affecting work with vulnerable families in Scotland.

 

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.

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.

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.

Sexual abuse: a public health challenge

Topics: Child sexual abuse and CSE Type: Research

Review of the evidence looks at what we know about the causes, prevalence and consequences of sexual abuse.

Definitions and signs of child abuse

Topics: Safeguarding and child protection Type: Research

Definitions and signs of child abuse

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.