Children in care Research and resources

Below is a selection of our child protection research and safeguarding resources on childre in care. Visit our Research and resources page for more child protection and safeguarding information and advice.

How safe are our children? 2015

A compendium of all the latest UK child abuse and child protection data for 2015.

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

We report on our work with 4 UK local authorities to design a care system that better promotes the emotional wellbeing of children in care. Part of the NSPCC’s Impact and evidence series.

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Evaluation of the Face to Face service

Our findings from using a solution-focused approach to support children and young people in care or on the edge of care. Part of the NSPCC’s Impact and evidence series.

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Promoting the wellbeing of children in care: messages from research

A book presenting chapters from academics, practitioners and policy analysts on how we can improve care for looked after children in the UK.

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Taking Care: a practice framework for reunification: evaluation report

Report by Loughborough University about supporting children to safely return home from care. Part of the NSPCC’s Impact and evidence series.

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Returning home from care: what's best for children

A report examining issues around children returning home from care, how to address problems of reunification and services that can help.

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Keeping children safe: allegations concerning the abuse or neglect of children in care

Research into the number and nature of child abuse allegations made against foster carers and residential care workers in the UK.

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Supporting children and families returning home from care: counting the costs

Compares the costs of providing support services to children and families returning home with the costs of failed reunifications.

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What works in preventing and treating poor mental health in looked after children?

Overview of the evidence about what works in preventing and treating poor mental health of children in care.

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