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A compilation of government, official, research and NSPCC statistics on child protection, safeguarding and child abuse




  • ChildLine casenotes
    A series of reports based on analysis of calls to ChildLine, a free confidential helpline for children and young people in the UK provided by the NSPCC
  • Helpline highlights
    A series of reports looking at why people contact the NSPCC and how we help.

Further help and information

Comparing child abuse statistics over time and between countries
Explains the issues around looking for trends in statistics over time, within the UK and internationally.

How to find, understand and use statistics about child abuse
A brief introduction to child abuse statistics.

Child killings in England and Wales
Explains the different sources of statistics.

Statement on childhood maltreatment as a risk factor for adult perpetration of child maltreatment
An NSPCC position statement.

What the millennium cohort study can tell us about the challenges new parents face: statistics for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland (PDF, 331KB)
An overview of the MCS by Lisa Bunting and Susan Galloway.

Looked after infants who are adopted: Scotland statistical briefing (PDF, 84KB)
Compares infant adoption statistics in England and Scotland.

Sexual and physical violence against children in Northern Ireland: a statistical overview of recorded crime 2008–10 (PDF, 393KB)
Analysis of offences recorded by the Police Service for Northern Ireland (PSNI)

Key child protection statistics in Northern Ireland
An overview of official Northern Ireland statistics.

Contact the NSPCC's information service for statistics, research or information on any safeguarding, child protection or child abuse topic

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