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Learn about what Together for Childhood is, why it was created and how the initiative works to prevent child abuse and neglect across four locations in the UK.
Hear our discussion of the issues around child sexual exploitation (CSE) and how to work with children or young people who have been or are at risk of exploitation.
Get advice from our specialist service team about what you should do if you suspect a child has been or is about to be trafficked into or out of the UK.
Find out what support The Lighthouse (a multi-agency service) offers to children and young people who have experienced any form of sexual abuse.
Discover ways to support parents who are experiencing perinatal mental health problems and programmes you can refer them to for help.
Do you work in a primary school? Listen to our episode on empowering young children to speak out if they are worried about anything inside or outside of school.
Explains how to implement effective anti-bullying procedures and ensure the safety of your students from all forms of bullying.
Uncovers the risks involved and common errors made when recruiting for new staff in an educational institution. Learn how to embed safer processes in your organisation.
Tune into our episode to explore the challenges military-connected families can face, the impact on children and findings from our evaluation report.
A conversation with Holly Bentley, the lead author of the seventh How safe? report, on the emerging issues around online safety and abuse in the UK.
Play our episode for advice and tips on safeguarding children and young people during activities and events.
Advice for anyone new to a child protection lead role or current leads looking to better understand the role at a strategic level.
Are you responsible for safeguarding adults and children within a mixed-age group organisation? Tune into our episode for advice, support and useful resources.
Gain an insight into the online world children and young people are a part of and learn how you can run online services safely and adopt professional and personal boundaries.
Explores good safeguarding practices, barriers to talking about concerns, promoting positive mental health across your organisation and more.
Discusses safeguarding responsibilities, challenges and culture, including the role faith and places of worship play in children and young people’s lives.
Find out what key responsibilities a charity trustee has in safeguarding children and young people and delivering safe services.
Learn about how the programme is being delivered in Stoke and receive advice on how to launch a co-creative and collaborative initiative like Together for Childhood.
Explains what the Underwear Rule is and how you can use our teaching resources to help you keep children safe from sexual abuse.
Hear about our study into parents’ and carers’ views on keeping children and young people with disabilities safe from sexual abuse.
Discover why the early-intervention programme was developed, how it helped families living with domestic abuse and what we’ve learnt from delivering the service.
An insight into how you can use our Love Life resources to help young people with special educational needs and learning disabilities.
The first episode of a three-part series discussing the issues educational settings are facing around harmful sexual behaviour and how to manage this effectively.
In the second episode of our three-part series, we look at how schools can assess sexualised behaviour and how to address high or lower level concerns.
We invited two Designated Safeguarding Leads and a social worker to talk about how harmful sexual behaviour can be prevented and managed in educational settings.
We invited two NSPCC social workers and a safeguarding manager to come together to discuss the risks to infants under two and how these risks can be recognised and prevented.
The first episode in our coronavirus series explores the impact on pregnant women, postnatal services and parental mental health during the pandemic and lockdown.
An episode discussing enquiries we’ve received from the education sector about the coronavirus outbreak and how they can continue to support their pupils remotely.
How did schools respond to the challenges imposed by the pandemic? Listen to hear how schools adapted their services to continue safeguarding their pupils and support their wellbeing.
Explores how children’s services are operating and keeping in touch with children and families whilst social distancing safely. Includes insights into what practitioners have experienced and heard during this time.
Come listen to two of our Childline workers delve into what children and young people have been telling them both online and in counselling sessions since the lockdown began.
What challenges do tutors face when it comes to safeguarding young people they work with? Listen to this episode for practical advice whether you’re a new or existing tutor.
To mark the tenth anniversary of our domestic abuse service, we invited some of the team involved in delivering the service, including one of our scale-up partners to talk more about the impact of domestic abuse on children.
You may have already listened to our previous episode on what Speak out Stay safe is, but this time we explore why there have been major changes to how it’s being delivered in schools and why we’ve made the decision to deliver the programme online.
Two episodes focusing on how the NSPCC and its partner sites are delivering perinatal education to parents virtually during the pandemic and what we’ve discovered from our research into the Baby Steps service.
In this episode, we reflect on the past nine months with our CEO, Peter Wanless, discussing the issues and challenges children and young people are facing; what child protection and safeguarding themes emerged; delivering services for children and families remotely.
We conducted a literature review into the role volunteers have in supporting vulnerable families and how this work is carried out. Find out what the evidence from the review told us.
We invited practitioners from our InCtrl service to understand more about how children and young people's lives can be affected by the online world and the types of risks they may come across.
This episode focuses on the complexity of domestic abuse and explores the effects it can have on children, including the main themes that emerged from our learning case reviews briefing on domestic and what we've seen in practice.
Hear Jahnine Davis and Nick Marsh, founders of Listen Up and Ineke Houtenbos, a senior consultant at the NSPCC, discuss intersectionality and its application within safeguarding practice.
We talk about the lack of representation of Black girls' experiences in child sexual abuse research and the impact this has on policy and practice.
We spoke to NSPCC practitioners about conducting therapeutic sessions with children and young people and understanding how to manage incidents of harmful sexual behaviour.
Continuing on from episode 43, Katy and Rowan discuss planning therapeutic sessions, including helpful ideas you can use in your work to talk about difficult topics and exploring harmful sexual behaviour.
In the final episode of our mini-HSB series, Pat Branigan, the NSPCC's Associate Head of Development, speaks to Emma Hodgson, an NSPCC development social worker and Carol Carson from the AIM Project about TA-HSB and what help is available to support professionals working with children.
Expert practitioners who have worked with children and young people experiencing neglect discuss what neglect is, why it can be challenging to conduct assessments around neglect, why neglect happens and what can be done to help families when neglect takes place.
Learn how the NSPCC Helpline’s new Domestic Abuse Practice Advisors support children and families experiencing domestic abuse in this episode.
In this episode, we focus on exploring feelings of denial in children and young people who have displaying harmful sexual behaviour, and how you can use therapeutic sessions to build trust.
What you need to consider when working with children and families where harmful sexual behaviour has been displayed between siblings and how you can facilitate reunification.
Learn about new research from the Safer Young Lives Research Centre (SYLRC) covering how to best support adolescent mental health and wellbeing after sexual abuse.
Hear from the development managers for all four Together for Childhood sites about how the programme has made a difference for local communities.
We spoke to experts from Place2Be and Childline about the different ways that schools can support children and young people with their mental health and wellbeing.
Learn more about the development of Report Remove, an online tool that under-18s can use to report nude images or videos of themselves that have been shared online, to see if they can be removed from the internet.
Domestic abuse experts from the NSPCC Helpline discuss what workplaces can do to provide support to parents and children experiencing domestic abuse.
Josh MacAlister, the chair of the Independent Review of Children's Social Care in England, talks about proposed reforms to the social care system.
A practical look at what an improved social care system in England might look like, with a focus on improving family support and early help services.