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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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Evaluation of Minding the Baby

Topics: Early years Type: Service evaluation

An evaluation of Minding the Baby, a service to improve the relationship between mothers and their children.

Steps to Safety: report on the feasibility study

Topics: Domestic abuse Safeguarding and child protection Early years Type: Service evaluation

Feasibility study of an early intervention for parents experiencing domestic abuse

Implementation evaluation of Together for Childhood

Topics: Safeguarding and child protection Physical abuse Neglect Child sexual abuse and CSE Domestic abuse Harmful sexual behaviour Type: Service evaluation

Learning from an evaluation of Together for Childhood, a preventative approach to child abuse and neglect that involves community engagement and partnership working.

Women as Protectors evaluation

Topics: Safeguarding and child protection Child sexual abuse and CSE Type: Service evaluation

Evaluation of an NSPCC service to support women in safeguarding their children against men who pose a risk of sexual harm.

Supporting military families

Topics: Early years Parenting Type: Service evaluation

An evaluation of three NSPCC early intervention services aiming to improve the wellbeing of families in the military community.

Helping children recover from child sexual exploitation

Topics: Child sexual abuse and CSE Type: Service evaluation

An evaluation of our Protect and Respect programme, which supports young people who have experienced or are at risk of CSE.

'Letting the Future In' for children with learning disabilities

Topics: Child sexual abuse and CSE Type: Service evaluation

Evaluation of Letting the Future In for children with learning disabilities (LTFI-LD), a service that was developed for therapeutic intervention with children and young people affected by sexual abuse. 

Understanding children’s and teachers’ views of Speak out Stay safe

Topics: Schools Type: Service evaluation

Evaluation of the NSPCC’s Speak out Stay safe programme, which teaches school children to recognise and speak out about abuse and neglect.

Evaluation of Parents Under Pressure™

Topics: Substance misuse Type: Service evaluation

Evaluation of a service delivered by the NSPCC to support families where a parent has alcohol or substance misuse problems.

Evaluation of Reunification Practice Framework scale-up - implementation

Topics: Looked after children Type: Service evaluation

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

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