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Safeguarding and child protection resources for social workers

Like you, we work to keep children and young people safe from abuse and neglect every day.

And, as experts in safeguarding and child protection, we understand the issues organisations and people working with children can face. That's why professionals trust us to provide the support, resources and training they need to help protect the children and young people they work with.

Our briefings summarise key issues and guidance, our research contains the latest insights in safeguarding and child protection, and our information specialists are on hand to answer your questions. Whatever you need, we're here to support and develop your social work practice. 

How we can help you
Evidence-based, accurate and reliable information and resources to help you keep children safe

Library and information service

With over 45,000 items, the NSPCC Library is the largest collection of child protection resources in the UK. And our specialist enquiry service is also on hand to help you find the information you need. 

CASPAR

Weekly update with the latest news, policy, practice and research across the UK.

New in the library

Weekly list of the new books, articles and resources added to our library collection. 

Case reviews update

Monthly update of newly published case reviews added to the national collection. 

Learning from case reviews briefings

Thematic briefings highlighting the learning, risk factors and practice recommendations from case reviews. 

CASPAR briefings

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

Practice points

Ten practice points designed to help social workers reflect on what makes a good quality assessment.

Why language matters

Explore how the language we use affects actions and perspectives, and what we can all do to place the child front-and-centre in the words we use. 

NSPCC Learning podcast

Tune into our podcast featuring experts from the NSPCC and beyond discussing a wide range of child protection issues. 

Child protection training

Our advanced and specialist training courses will give you the skills and confidence you need to protect children.

Research and resources

Get the latest NSPCC research, evidence and practical guidance for anyone working with children and young people. Find out more

Research and resources

Get the latest NSPCC research, evidence and practical guidance for anyone working with children and young people. Find out more