NSPCC research and policy
Supporting children and families returning home from care: counting the costs - NEW!
What works in preventing and treating poor mental health in looked after children? - NEW!
Keeping children safe: allegations concerning the abuse or neglect of children in care
Returning home from care: what's best for children
Strengthening the requirements for returning children home from care (PDF, 344KB)
Children who go missing from care: a participatory project with young people as peer interviewers (PDF, 471KB)
What does 'looked after' mean? Why are looked after children an NSPCC priority? Read our short summary to find out.
Look at a range of published research on looked after children.
See our list of resources to help professionals meet the needs of looked after children and young people.
There are over 91,000 children in care at any one time in the UK. See more statistics on looked after children.
The NSPCC is running four services to support looked after children in addition to our helpline services for the public and professionals.