Research and resources

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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How safe are our children?

Topics: Safeguarding and child protection Type: Statistics

An overview of the most up to date statistics on online abuse that exist in the UK.

Online abuse: learning from case reviews

Topics: Case reviews Online safety Type: Briefing

Lessons from case reviews published since 2008, where online abuse was a key factor.

NSPCC Learning podcast

Topics: Safeguarding and child protection Type: Practical guidance

Listen to our podcast on child protection and safeguarding issues.

Harmful sexual behaviour framework

Topics: Harmful sexual behaviour Type: Practical guidance

Framework to help local areas develop and improve multi-agency responses to children displaying harmful sexual behaviours (HSB). Developed by the NSPCC, Research in Practice and Professor Simon Hackett.

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.

Protecting children from abuse by someone in a position of trust or authority

Topics: Safeguarding and child protection Type: Briefing

How to recognise, respond to and prevent abuse from people in a position of authority such as teachers, care workers and doctors. Covers current legislation and guidance.

Key safeguarding legislation for schools

Topics: Schools Type: Briefing

Safeguarding guidance and legislation that sets out responsibilities for schools in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

Photography and sharing images guidance

Topics: Safeguarding and child protection Type: Practical guidance

Guidance for photographing and recording children during events and activities

Example consent form

Topics: Safeguarding and child protection Voluntary and community sector Type: Practical guidance

Every organisation that provides activities for children and young people needs to gain consent from parents or carers for their child to participate. Use this example of a consent form to write a document that aligns with your safeguarding policies and procedures. 

Child protection plan and register statistics

Topics: Safeguarding and child protection Type: Statistics

Our series of factsheets pulls together the most up-to-date statistics on children who are the subject to child protection plan or on a child protection register for each of the UK nations.