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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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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.

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.

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.

Implementation evaluation of Reunification Practice Framework scale-up

Topics: Looked after children Type: Service evaluation

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

Implementation evaluation of the scale-up of Graded Care Profile 2

Topics: Neglect Type: Service evaluation

Findings from our implementation evaluation of Graded Care Profile (GCP2), a tool which helps professionals measure the quality of care being given to a child.

Implementation evaluation of Baby Steps scale-up

Topics: Early years Type: Service evaluation

Implementation evaluation of Baby Steps, an early intervention service which helps vulnerable parents prepare for parenthood.

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.

'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. 

Assessing the Risk, Protecting the Child: final evaluation report

Topics: Child sexual abuse and CSE Type: Service evaluation

Evaluation of a service helping professionals to assess and support the families of men who pose a sexual risk to children. Part of the NSPCC’s Impact and evidence series.

Final evaluation of the NSPCC Family SMILES service

Topics: Mental health Type: Service evaluation

Evaluation of a programme supporting children whose parents have a mental health problem. Part of the NSPCC’s Impact and evidence series.

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