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

(Published 2022)

Provides information on how to recognise, respond to and prevent abuse from people in a position of authority such as teachers, care workers and doctors.

Type: Briefing

Keeping children safe in education: CASPAR briefing

(Published 2022)

A summary of the key changes to Keeping children safe in education – England's statutory safeguarding guidance for schools – which came into force on 1 September 2021.

Topics: Schools
Type: Briefing

CASPAR briefings

(Published 2022)

Summaries for key reports and statutory and non-statutory guidance.

Type: Briefing

NSPCC Learning Podcast

(Published 2022)

Prefer audio? Our podcast covers a range of child protection issues to inform, create debate and tell you about the work that we do to keep children safe.

National review murders Arthur Labinjo-Hughes Star Hobson CASPAR briefing

(Published 2022)

This briefing summarises the findings and recommendations from the Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel's review into the circumstances leading up to the deaths of Arthur Labinjo-Hughes and Star Hobson in 2020.

Type: Briefing

Childline and NSPCC Helpline statistics

(Published 2022)

Find out more about the calls and contacts received by our helpline services.

Type: Statistics

Childline posters and wallet cards

(Published 2022)

Our series of posters and wallet cards encourage children to contact Childline if they need to talk.

Topics: Schools

Childline and NSPCC Helpline insight briefings

(Published 2022)

Briefings highlighting what children and young people tell us about the issues affecting them.

Type: Briefing

Enhancing the Childline counselling model

(Published 2022)

An evaluation of how the Childline counselling model was enhanced and implemented to meet the changing needs of children and young people.

Independent review children's social care: CASPAR briefing

(Published 2022)

This CASPAR briefing summarises findings from the independent review of children's social care's final report on the children's social care system in England.

Type: Briefing

Look, Say, Sing, Play early years resources to use and share with parents

(Published 2022)

A set of resources to help parents interact with their baby, boosting child development and setting up positive behaviour as their child grows.

Photography and sharing images guidance

(Published 2022)

Read our guidance to help you think about and mitigate the risks involved with making and sharing images of children and young people.

Together for Childhood design principles evaluation

(Published 2022)

Find out what we’ve learnt about how the Together for Childhood design principles are working in practice and the differences Together for Childhood is making in local communities.

Hearing stories of change Together for Childhood evaluation

(Published 2022)

Learn about the Transformative evaluation method used to evaluate Together for Childhood, a place-based project that aims to make communities safer for children.

Topics: Neglect

E-safety for schools

(Published 2022)

Online safety support and resources for schools and colleges including training, teaching resources, information for parents, IT systems requirements and ongoing monitoring.

Key safeguarding legislation and guidance for schools

(Published 2022)

Details guidance and legislation that sets out the safeguarding responsibilities of schools and colleges in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

Topics: Schools
Type: Briefing

Online safety resources for schools and organisations

(Published 2022)

Browse our range of online safety resources to help schools and organisations keep children and young people safe online.

Topics: Online safety

Safeguarding considerations for getting changed at school

(Published 2022)

Summarises best practice on changing areas and supervising children and young people, including those with additional needs, when getting changed for activities.

Type: Briefing

Example safeguarding policy statement

(Published 2022)

We've designed a template to help you write a document that reflects the safeguarding needs of the children and young people your organisation works with.

Child sexual exploitation by organised networks investigation report: CASPAR briefing

(Published 2022)

A summary of the Independent Inquiry Child Sexual Abuse’s (IICSA) investigative report on the sexual exploitation of children by networks in England and Wales.

Type: Briefing

The impact of coronavirus (COVID-19): statistics briefing

(Published 2022)

View the data available on the impact of the coronavirus (COVID) pandemic on the safety and wellbeing of children and young people and their families in the UK.

Type: Briefing

Children's experiences of legal but harmful content online

(Published 2022)

This insight briefing focuses on experiences of pornography and content promoting or glorifying eating disorders, self-harm and suicide.

Topics: Online safety
Type: Briefing

How and why children seek help in non-face-to-face settings

(Published 2022)

A commissioned review by Listen Up that explores what factors can influence children and young people's decision to seek help in non-face-to-face settings and how identity plays a part in help-seeking behaviour.

Type: Research

Example consent form for activities and events

(Published 2022)

Download and use our template to create a consent form for your organisation that will help you collect the information and permissions required.

How the GCP2 assessment tool for neglect supports families and practitioners to achieve change

(Published 2022)

Understanding how the Graded Care Profile 2 assessment tool for neglect supports families and practitioners to achieve change.

Topics: Neglect

Child protection plan and register statistics

(Published 2022)

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.

Type: Statistics

‘Talk to Me’ tool: review of pilot simulations

(Published 2021)

Evaluation of our immersive tool to help adults with  talking to children about difficult topics, like abuse.

Type: Research

Emotional abuse: statistics briefing

(Published 2021)

Find out the data available on emotional abuse, including the scale of the issue and the characteristics of children who experience emotional abuse.

Type: Statistics

The impact of domestic abuse on children and young people: insight from the voices of parents and carers

(Published 2021)

This briefing uses insight from NSPCC helpline contacts and Childline counselling sessions to highlight the impact domestic abuse is having on children and young people.

Topics: Domestic abuse
Type: Briefing

Harmful sexual behaviour: learning from case reviews

(Published 2021)

Provides learning for professionals around responding appropriately to children and young people who have displayed HSB or been impacted by it and assessing their needs.

Type: Briefing

Child deaths due to abuse or neglect: statistics briefing

(Published 2021)

Our briefing compiles available data and statistics on how many children have died due to abuse or neglect to help you make evidence-based decisions about child protection.

Type: Statistics

Early years sector: learning from case reviews briefing

(Published 2021)

Provides learning for practitioners working in the early years sector around identifying abuse and applying professional curiosity to keep children aged five and under safe.

Type: Briefing

Anti-Bullying Week 2021 resources

(Published 2021)

Take a look at our range of resources to support the prevention of bullying from templates, training, leaflets and guidance to podcast episodes.

Topics: Bullying
Type: Briefing

The case for change: independent review of children’s social care in England: CASPAR briefing

(Published 2021)

Summarises findings from the independent review of children’s social care, The case for change, and looks at the needs, experiences and outcomes of children supported by social care in England.

Type: Briefing

Evaluating the NSPCC’s Speak out Stay safe programme

(Published 2021)

An independent evaluation was commissioned to examine whether our SOSS programme increases children’s understanding of abuse and what its impact is in primary schools.

Young parents: learning from case reviews

(Published 2021)

What to consider when working with young parents to ensure both the parents and their child are protected from potential risks and factors.

Type: Briefing

Childline message boards: evidence briefing

(Published 2021)

Find out how young people benefit from using the Childline message boards to support their help-seeking journey.

Topics: Online safety
Type: Research

Reviewing the NSPCC’s evaluations of its direct services for children and families

(Published 2021)

What we have learned from our approach to programme design, delivery and evaluation over the last decade.

Summary of “The myth of invisible men”: safeguarding children under one from non-accidental injury caused by male carers: CASPAR briefing

(Published 2021)

Read our summary of the findings from the third national review by the Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel for England, on babies harmed by fathers and stepfathers.

Type: Briefing

Summary of National guidance for child protection in Scotland 2021: CASPAR briefing

(Published 2021)

Read a summary about the revised child protection guidance for people working with children in Scotland.

Type: Briefing

Physical abuse: statistics briefing

(Published 2021)

Explores the data available about physical abuse, including the scale of the issue and the characteristics of children who experience physical abuse.

Type: Statistics

Updates to sexual violence and sexual harassment between children in schools and colleges guidance: CASPAR briefing

(Published 2021)

This briefing summarises the key updates to guidance on responding to sexual violence and harassment between children for schools and colleges in England.

Type: Briefing

Process evaluation of Keeping Safe: views and experiences of children, parents and schools

(Published 2021)

A process evaluation of our primary school programme about recognising abusive behaviours, exploring the views of children, parents and school staff taking part in the programme.

Keeping Safe: cluster randomised trial evaluation

(Published 2021)

Read our research on how the Keeping Safe primary school programme helped to increase knowledge and understanding of abuse concepts in children, parents, carers and teachers.

Child protection records retention and storage guidance

(Published 2021)

Guidance to help organisations understand the principles of keeping and managing records about child protection concerns.

Child neglect: statistics briefing

(Published 2021)

Pulls together all the data available about child neglect, including the scale of the issue and the characteristics of children who experience child neglect.

Type: Statistics

Home or out alone guide

(Published 2021)

A guide for parents and carers to help them decide when their child is ready to be at home alone or go out unsupervised. Includes a checklist of scenarios to work through.​

Topics: Parenting

Relationships and sex education (RSE) resources for schools

(Published 2021)

Need help planning or delivering health, relationships, and sex education curriculum in England? Our RSE resources, guidance and training can help you with this.

Topics: Schools

A summary of the Care Inspectorate’s triennial review of initial case reviews and significant case reviews in Scotland: CASPAR briefing

(Published 2021)

This briefing looks at findings from reviews of serious child protection incidents in Scotland, and examines evidence of the impact of reviews on child protection practice.

Topics: Case reviews
Type: Briefing

Teaching children and young people in special schools to recognise abusive behaviours and tell

(Published 2021)

Read how the NSPCC’s Keeping Safe programme has been implemented in schools for children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) in Northern Ireland.

Ofsted’s review of sexual abuse in schools and colleges: CASPAR briefing

(Published 2021)

Provides an overview of Ofsted’s findings and recommendations from their rapid review of sexual abuse in schools and colleges in England.

Type: Briefing

Resources on peer-on-peer sexual abuse in education and healthy relationships

(Published 2021)

Use our range of resources on peer-on-peer sexual abuse and healthy relationships for schools and anyone who works or volunteers with children and young people.

Think B4 You Type: anti-bullying toolkit

(Published 2021)

Our free resource is designed to help you support young people in designing and leading their own campaign around online bullying. Find out more about how the toolkit.

The sustainability of organisations delivering NSPCC services

(Published 2021)

This report looks at the sustainability and effectiveness of organisations implementing and delivering NSPCC services for local areas.

Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel annual report 2020: CASPAR briefing

(Published 2021)

Provides an overview of the key messages and learning from the Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel’s annual report for 2020.

Type: Briefing

Annual review of LCSPRs and rapid reviews: CASPAR briefing

(Published 2021)

Provides an overview of the key messages and learning from rapid reviews and Local Child Safeguarding Practice Reviews (LCSPRs) produced in the last year.

Type: Briefing

Delivering Pregnancy in Mind virtually during COVID-19: a process evaluation

(Published 2021)

We conducted an evaluation to see how our virtual preventative mental health programme, Pregnancy in Mind, supported parents during COVID-19 and how effective it is when compared to the face-to-face programme.

Wales’ statutory guidance on child sexual exploitation: CASPAR briefing

(Published 2021)

Find out what the Welsh government’s guidance around child sexual exploitation entails in volume 7 of Working together to safeguard people. Includes information on identifying, reporting, preventing and responding to sexual exploitation.

Type: Briefing

Sharing the Science evaluation

(Published 2021)

Read our evaluation a programme to help parents and professionals gain a better understanding of the impact of early adversity of child brain development.

Delivering our local direct services to families during COVID-19

(Published 2021)

The NSPCC’s local services for children and families were adapted in 2020 to comply with COVID-19 restrictions. Find out more about what our research highlighted and the learning you can take from it.

Type: Research

Child sexual abuse: statistics briefing

(Published 2021)

How many children experience sexual abuse in the UK? Our briefing highlights key findings from the data and statistics about child sexual abuse.

Type: Statistics

Harmful sexual behaviour: statistics briefing

(Published 2021)

Briefing on the data available about HSB, including scale of the issue, technology-assisted HSB and characteristics of young people who display HSB.

Type: Statistics

Looked after children: statistics briefing

(Published 2021)

Explores the data and statistics available about looking after children, their experiences while in care and their outcomes to help professionals make evidence-based decisions.

Type: Statistics

The impact of the coronavirus pandemic on child welfare: d/Deaf and disabled children

(Published 2021)

This briefing uses insight from NSPCC helpline contacts and Childline counselling sessions to highlight the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on d/Deaf and disabled children.

Type: Briefing

Teenagers: learning from case reviews

(Published 2021)

Published case reviews highlight that practitioners sometime struggle to work with teenagers who are experiencing complex issues. This briefing covers the key issues and learning for improved practice around working with teenagers.

Topics: Case reviews
Type: Briefing

Volunteering with vulnerable families: a rapid review of the literature

(Published 2021)

At the end of 2020, we commissioned a review of relevant literature around volunteers supporting vulnerable families. Discover more about the research we found and what the key findings were.

Type: Research

Positive parenting

(Published 2021)
Topics: Parenting

Working together to safeguard children: CASPAR briefing

(Published 2020)

Summary of key changes in the government's 2018 statutory guidance on safeguarding children and young people for England. Includes summary of further updates made in December 2020.

Type: Briefing

The impact of the coronavirus pandemic on child welfare: schools

(Published 2020)

We look at what children and young people have told Childline about being away from school and then returning during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. One in a series of briefings sharing insight from our helplines.

Type: Briefing

Learning from adapting the Baby Steps programme in response to COVID-19

(Published 2020)

Find out how we've been ensuring that parents and families continue to receive the perinatal support they need during the pandemic and what we've learnt from the process.

Still here for children: experiences of NSPCC staff who supported children and families during COVID-19

(Published 2020)

Our report covers the experiences of NSPCC staff who have been supporting children and families during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Type: Research

Implementation evaluation of InCtrl

(Published 2020)

Read our evaluation report of InCtrl, a pilot NSPCC service for children and young people that aims to prevent technology assisted child sexual abuse (TA-CSA).

Challenges from the frontline - revisited

(Published 2020)

Our report investigates the challenges posed by austerity and welfare reform to services working with vulnerable families in Scotland.

Type: Research

The impact of the coronavirus pandemic on child welfare: online abuse

(Published 2020)

Highlights the issues children, young people and adults have raised to Childline and the NSPCC helpline in relation to children being targeted for sexual abuse online during the pandemic. Includes a breakdown of key findings and themes.

Type: Briefing

Impact evaluation of Domestic Abuse, Recovering Together (DART)

(Published 2020)

We looked into the impact of scale-up sites delivering DART in comparison to families who previously attended the service at the NSPCC. The service is aimed at mothers and their children who've been affected by domestic abuse.

Pregnancy in Mind process evaluation

(Published 2020)

We conducted an evaluation of our Pregnancy in Mind's face-to-face service which is a preventative mental health service for parents. 

Topics: Early years

The impact of the coronavirus pandemic on child welfare: physical abuse

(Published 2020)

What have children and adults told the NSPCC helpline and Childline about physical abuse during the coronavirus pandemic? See our insight briefing for a breakdown of the key themes.

Topics: Physical abuse
Type: Briefing

How safe are our children?

(Published 2020)

Our report compiles and analyses the most robust and up-to-date child protection data that exists across the four nations in the UK.

Type: Statistics

The impact of the coronavirus pandemic on child welfare: sexual abuse

(Published 2020)

This briefing uses insight from NSPCC helpline contacts and Childline counselling sessions to highlight the impact of sexual abuse on children and young people during the coronavirus pandemic.

Type: Briefing

Research with children: ethics, safety and avoiding harm

(Published 2020)

Explains what researchers need to consider when involving children in their research and includes information on ethics in child research and identifying potential risks.

Sudden unexpected death in infancy (SUDI): CASPAR briefing

(Published 2020)

See our briefing on sudden unexpected death in infancy (SUDI) in England from June 2018 to August 2019. Key findings are taken from the Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel’s review and includes key learning and recommendations.

Type: Briefing

Harmful sexual behaviour: research briefing

(Published 2020)

Research briefing

Our summary of messages from research into HSB published in 2016 and 2017.

Type: Research

Definitions and signs of child abuse

(Published 2020)

Explains the definition of child abuse and provides an insight into the different types of abuse as well as setting out general signs to keep an eye out for.

Type: Research

Social isolation and the risk of child abuse during and after the coronavirus pandemic

(Published 2020)

Read our report summarising the risks to children’s safety due to the conditions created by the coronavirus crisis, and why these risks might intensify during the pandemic.

Type: Research

The impact of the coronavirus pandemic on child welfare: domestic abuse

(Published 2020)

This insight briefing uses insight from NSPCC helpline contacts and Childline counselling sessions to highlight the impact of domestic abuse on children and young people during the coronavirus pandemic.

Topics: Domestic abuse
Type: Briefing

Domestic abuse: learning from case reviews

(Published 2020)

Understand more about the potential risks and impacts of children experiencing domestic abuse as well as what you can do to improve your practice when working with children and families.

Type: Briefing

Online abuse: learning from case reviews

(Published 2020)

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

Type: Briefing

What children are saying to Childline about coronavirus

(Published 2020)

This briefing summarises key messages from children who have been talking to Childline about coronavirus (COVID-19).

Type: Briefing

Safeguarding children at risk from criminal exploitation: CASPAR briefing

(Published 2020)

Key messages about the criminal exploitation of children and young people in England based on rapid reviews received by the Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel between July 2018 and March 2019.

Type: Briefing

Complexity and challenge: a triennial analysis of SCRs 2014-2017: CASPAR briefing

(Published 2020)

Key messages from the DfE's analysis of serious case reviews (SCRs) conducted in England.

Type: Briefing

Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel annual report 2018 to 2019: CASPAR briefing

(Published 2020)

Summarises key messages from the Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel's first annual review about serious safeguarding incidents in England.

Type: Briefing

National Child Protection Inspections 2019 thematic report: CASPAR briefing

(Published 2020)

CASPAR briefing

Summary findings from Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services' report looking at how the police service protects children and young people in England and Wales.

Type: Briefing

Child sexual abuse in the family environment: CASPAR briefing

(Published 2020)

A briefing summarising the findings from inspections of how agencies in England respond to child sexual abuse in the family.

Type: Briefing

Nominated child protection lead or designated safeguarding officer

(Published 2020)

Example role description for nominated child protection lead, also known as Designated Safeguarding Officer/Lead (DSO/DSL), named person or child protection officer.

Child sexual abuse: learning from case reviews

(Published 2020)

Highlights lessons from case reviews published since 2017 where child sexual abuse committed by adults was highlighted as a significant issue. Includes a summary of risk factors.

Type: Briefing

Evaluation of Minding the Baby

(Published 2019)

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

Topics: Early years

Wales safeguarding procedures: CASPAR briefing

(Published 2019)

A briefing on the new Wales safeguarding procedures, focusing on the procedures relating to children and young people at risk of harm.

Type: Briefing

Recommended adult to child ratios for working with children

(Published 2019)

Guidance on appropriate staffing and supervision ratios for children and young people. Includes best practices for organisations outside of education and early years sectors.

Steps to Safety: report on the feasibility study

(Published 2019)

Read our feasibility study of an early intervention for parents experiencing domestic abuse.

Disguised compliance: learning from case reviews

(Published 2019)

Defines what disguised compliance is and why it's important that practitioners are able to recognise it. Includes lessons from case reviews published from 2014 onwards where disguised compliance is a key factor.

Type: Briefing

Implementation evaluation of Together for Childhood

(Published 2019)

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

Protecting disabled children from sexual abuse

(Published 2019)

A 2019 research study into how parents and carers can keep children with disabilities safe from sexual abuse.

Type: Research

Handle with care

(Published 2019)

Advice you can share with parents you work with on safe, positive ways to hold and care for their baby and reduce the dangers of rough handling.

Topics: Parenting

Voluntary agencies: learning from case reviews

(Published 2019)

Looks at learning from published case reviews that specifically relate to the voluntary and community sector and highlights the key issues identified as well as how practice can be improved.

Type: Briefing

Introductory guide to safeguarding and child protection for the voluntary and community sector

(Published 2019)

A step-by-step approach to help you set up safeguarding and child protection measures. For voluntary, community and faith organisations and groups working with children and young people aged 0-18.

Learning from inquiries and reports about safeguarding practice

(Published 2019)

A compilation of findings and learning from published reports of inquiries and investigations into safeguarding practice in the voluntary and community sector.

Type: Briefing

Safeguarding and child protection standards for the voluntary and community sector

(Published 2019)

A set of recommended standards to help voluntary, community and faith organisations keep children and young people up to the age of 18 safe. Includes templates, examples and links to further information.

How do children’s helplines measure their effectiveness?

(Published 2019)

A systematic review of effectiveness of Childline and the outcomes for children who contact the service, including evidence about children’s helplines across the world.

Type: Research

"Is this sexual abuse?"

(Published 2019)

Report analysing the concerns being raised to Childline and the NSPCC helpline about peer sexual abuse.

Type: Research

What should I do? NSPCC helplines report about online safety

(Published 2019)

Report about how Childline, the NSPCC helpline and O2 are responding to children’s and parents’ concerns about sexual content online.

Topics: Online safety
Type: Research

Improving local mental health services for children who have experienced abuse or neglect

(Published 2019)

Guidance on designing and delivering mental health services to vulnerable groups of children and young people, includes an annual assessment of Local Transformation Plans.

Topics: Mental health
Type: Research

Let children know you’re listening

(Published 2019)

Resources to share learning about how to respond if a child tells you they have experienced abuse. Includes free poster resource.

Childline annual review

(Published 2019)

Learn about what children and young people talked to Childline about in 2018/19. Also includes previous reports and thematic reports.

Type: Research

Relationships, health and sex education statutory guidance: CASPAR briefing

(Published 2019)

Summary of the DfE guidance on what schools in England must deliver for Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Education and Health Education from 2020.

Topics: Schools
Type: Briefing

Harmful sexual behaviour framework

(Published 2019)

A framework to help local areas develop and improve multi-agency responses to children displaying harmful sexual behaviours (HSB).

Supporting military families

(Published 2019)

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

NSPCC Helpline posters

(Published 2019)

A series of posters to encourage adults to contact NSPCC Helpline if they are worried about a child.

No one noticed, no one heard

(Published 2019)

Read our 2013 research into the childhood experiences of abuse of young men and women and how they disclosed and sought help.

Type: Research

Helping children recover from child sexual exploitation

(Published 2019)

We evaluated our Protect and Respect service which supports young people who have been or are at risk of being sexually exploited. Find out what the key findings were.

Gillick competency and Fraser guidelines

(Published 2019)

Find out how these guidelines are used to decide whether a child is mature enough to make decisions about things that affect them.

Type: Briefing

It's Not OK: teaching resources about positive relationships

(Published 2019)

Our It's Not OK teaching resources can be used with children and young people aged 11+ and is designed to help them recognise concerning behaviour and identify characteristics of positive relationships.

Evaluation of Letting the Future In for children with learning disabilities

(Published 2018)

Evaluation of Letting the Future In for children with learning disabilities (LTFI-LD), a service to help children and young people with learning difficulties move on from sexual abuse.

Parents' leaflets

(Published 2018)

We have a variety of leaflets and resources which you can share with parents and carers to provide useful information and help make conversations about keeping their child safe easier.

Topics: Parenting

Time for action on perinatal mental health care in Northern Ireland

(Published 2018)

Study into provision of support in Northern Ireland for women experiencing mental health problems during pregnancy and the year after birth.

Topics: Mental health
Type: Research

Safeguarding considerations for before and after school (dropping off and picking up)

(Published 2018)

Guidance for schools around ensuring children and young people are safely dropped off and picked up from school.

Topics: Schools

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

(Published 2018)

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

Topics: Schools

10 years since the Byron Review

(Published 2018)
Topics: Online safety
Type: Research

Evaluation of Parents Under Pressure™

(Published 2018)

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

From bumps to babies: perinatal mental health care in Wales

(Published 2018)

Key findings and recommendations from the Perinatal Mental Health in Wales Project exploring how services are experienced by women and their partners.

Type: Research

Implementation evaluation of Baby Steps

(Published 2018)

Summarises how we've supported other organisations to deliver Baby Steps in order to reach and help more families. Includes key findings, barriers to implementation and actions we're taking to address these.

Topics: Early years

Implementation evaluation of Graded Care Profile 2

(Published 2018)

Review of how we supported organisations to use Graded Care Profile 2 (GCP2), a evidence-based tool to measure the quality of care being given to a child and identify whether a child is at risk of neglect.

Topics: Neglect

Implementation evaluation of the Reunification Practice Framework

(Published 2018)

What we learned from supporting local authorities to use an evidence-based resource for assessing whether or not to return a child or young person home from care.

The economic cost of child maltreatment in the UK

(Published 2018)

Preliminary study estimating the lifetime costs of child abuse and neglect

Type: Research

Children and young people who engage in technology-assisted harmful sexual behaviour

(Published 2018)

Research into the backgrounds and behaviours of boys and young men who engage in harmful sexual behaviours using online and mobile channels.

Type: Research

Impact of online and offline child sexual abuse: "Everyone deserves to be happy and safe"

(Published 2018)

Research into what young people and professionals say about the effects of offline and technology-assisted child sexual abuse, and how best to respond to it.

Type: Research

Implementation evaluation of Domestic Abuse, Recovering Together (DART)

(Published 2018)

What we learned from supporting organisations to deliver Domestic Abuse, Recovering Together™, a service which helps mothers and children who have experienced domestic abuse.

Topics: Domestic abuse

The right to recover

(Published 2018)

An overview of what happens to children following the disclosure or discovery of sexual abuse in the West of Scotland.

Type: Research

Stop TIME Online

(Published 2018)

An anti-online grooming activity pack, helping keep children and young people safe online.

Turn the Page manualised treatment programme: final evaluation report

(Published 2018)

What works in a service for teenage boys who display harmful sexual behaviour.

Type: Research

Evaluation of Letting the Future In

(Published 2018)

Findings from the largest randomised controlled trial (RCT) of a therapeutic service to help children who have been sexually abused.

Type: Research

Getting help

(Published 2018)

​What children are telling Childline about the services they receive following sexual abuse.

Type: Research

Looking after infant mental health: our case for change

(Published 2018)

Evidence-based proposition for rethinking how we put the health and well-being of young children in care and the quality of their future life outcomes at the heart of decision-making in England and Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland.

Topics: Mental health
Type: Research

A review of the research on children and young people who display harmful sexual behaviour online (HSB)

(Published 2018)

What the evidence base can tell us about the online harmful sexual behaviours displayed by children and young people.

Type: Research

Serious Case Review Quality Markers

(Published 2018)

A set of 18 quality markers to help local agencies and reviewers in commissioning and conducting high quality case reviews.

Topics: Case reviews

Sexting and young people: the parent's view

(Published 2018)

Research on parent’s awareness of issues surrounding sexting, and what information and support they would like to receive.

Type: Research

Someone to lean on

(Published 2018)

A guide for anyone who works or volunteers with a child or young person who has been sexually abused.

Telling about abuse

(Published 2018)

A story in pictures providing advice for deaf adults to help them find out what what to do when they have child protection concerns about a child.

Telling about bullying

(Published 2018)

A story in pictures providing advice for deaf adults to help them find out what they can do when a child is being bullied.

Achieving emotional wellbeing for looked after children: a whole system approach

(Published 2018)

Gain an insight into how the care system can be changed to prioritise and achieve good emotional wellbeing and mental health for children care.

Type: Research

Deaf and disabled children talking about child protection

(Published 2018)

Highlights deaf and disabled children’s views and experiences of the child protection system, barriers to protection and how signs of abuse can be better recognised.

Type: Research

Spotlight on preventing child neglect

(Published 2018)
Topics: Neglect
Type: Research

Head and spinal injuries in children: Core info leaflet

(Published 2018)

A leaflet summarising what is known about the clinical presentation of inflicted head and spinal injuries in children.

Topics: Physical abuse

Neglect or emotional abuse in children aged 5-14: Core info leaflet

(Published 2018)

A leaflet summarising how neglect and emotional abuse affects children aged 5 to 14. Part of the Core info leaflet series.

Topics: Neglect

Neglect or emotional abuse in teenagers: Core info leaflet

(Published 2018)

A leaflet on what is currently known about teenagers’ experiences of neglect and emotional harm. Part of the Core info leaflet series.

Topics: Neglect

Neglect and serious case reviews

(Published 2018)

A systematic analysis of neglect in serious case reviews in England, between 2003 and 2011.

Topics: Neglect | Case reviews
Type: Research

The social baby

(Published 2018)
Topics: Early years

Issues to consider when looking at child abuse statistics

(Published 2018)

Explores the different issues to consider when looking at service data, self-report data, trends and comparing statistics across different areas in relation to child abuse.

CAMHS: learning from case reviews

(Published 2018)

We provide a summary of the key issues and risks that child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) need to be aware of as well as what best practices CAMHS practitioners should follow.

Type: Briefing

Child sexual exploitation: learning from case reviews

(Published 2018)

Highlights the key issues you need to be aware of when engaging with young people and compiles learning from case reviews to help you improve practice around CSE.

Type: Briefing

Culture and faith: learning from case reviews

(Published 2018)

We look at lessons from case reviews published since 2010, where culture and faith were highlighted as significant issues. Includes summary of risk factors and learning for improved practice.

Topics: Case reviews
Type: Briefing

d/Deaf and disabled children: learning from case reviews

(Published 2018)

A summary of the key issues highlighted when working with d/Deaf and disabled children and how practices can be improved. Includes further reading materials.

Type: Briefing

Education: learning from case reviews

(Published 2018)

Highlight how the education sector can improve safeguarding practice and what key issues they need to be aware of. Learning is taken from case reviews published since 2008.

Topics: Case reviews | Schools
Type: Briefing

Health: learning from case reviews

(Published 2018)

Lessons from case reviews published since 2013, which have highlighted lessons for health professionals to improve safeguarding practice.

Topics: Case reviews
Type: Briefing

Hidden men: learning from case reviews

(Published 2018)

This briefing highlights lessons from case reviews published since 2008, where agencies were unaware of men who posed a risk to the child or who could have protected the child.

Topics: Case reviews
Type: Briefing

Infants: learning from case reviews

(Published 2018)

Summarises the potential risks posed to babies and children aged two and under in vulnerable families and improving practice to support new parents.

Type: Briefing

Neglect: learning from case reviews

(Published 2018)

Take a look at what we've learnt looking at case reviews published since 2014, where neglect was a key factor.

Topics: Case reviews | Neglect
Type: Briefing

Police: learning from case reviews

(Published 2018)

A summary of the risk factors and learning identified in published case reviews to help improve police safeguarding practice.

Topics: Case reviews
Type: Briefing

Returning children home from care: learning from case reviews

(Published 2018)

A summary of risk factors and learning for improving practice for reunification and highlights key issues related to children returning home from care.

Type: Briefing
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