Research and resources Child protection and safeguarding information, advice and research
Find information and advice on child protection, and read our latest research including what we've learned from our services for children and families.
Neglect or emotional abuse in teenagers: Core info leaflet
Social workers' knowledge and confidence when working with cases of child sexual abuse
Neglect or emotional abuse in children aged 5-14: Core info leaflet
Useful resources for people working with children
Learning from case reviews
Brief summaries on the LSCB's key findings and learning from recurring themes in case reviews.
The UK's largest collection of child protection resources, specialising in published material on child protection, child abuse and child neglect.
Leaflets and learning resources
Buy NSPCC publications including leaflets and learning resources from our online shop.
Read our short summaries of various subjects in child protection.
Schools and colleges
Resources to support schools, colleges and academies in keeping children safe.
Resources to help you safely recruit staff and volunteers who will work with children.
New in the Library
A free weekly email listing all of the new child protection publications added to our library collection.
Safeguarding in Education Self-Assessment Tool
A free online tool for schools in England to make sure the most effective safeguarding procedures are in place.
Impact and evidence series
Read findings from our research into what works in preventing child abuse and neglect.
Our Current Awareness Service for Practice, Policy And Research delivers free weekly email alerts to keep you up-to-date with all the latest safeguarding and child protection news.
CASPAR is currently being upgraded but you can still sign up by contacting our Information Service.
Child protection training
We offer a range of online and face-to-face training courses for people who work with children to help you gain the skills to act appropriately and confidently to keep children safe.
Services for children and families
Statistics by abuse type
1 in 20 children in the UK have been sexually abused. Read more statisitics on sexual abuse.
1 in 14 children have been physically abused in the UK. Read more statistics on physical abuse.
1 in 10 children have experienced neglect in the UK. Read more statistics on neglect.
1 in 14 children have experienced emotional abuse by a parent or guardian in the UK. Read more statistics on emotional abuse.
Over 1,700 victims of FGM were referred to specialist clinics in the last 2 years. Read more statistics on FGM.
Bullying and cyberbullying
Almost 45,000 children talked to ChildLine about bullying last year. Read more bullying and cyberbullying statistics.
Over 2,400 children were victims of sexual exploitation in gangs and groups from August 2010 to October 2011. Read more statistics on child sexual exploitation.
Domestic abuse is a factor in 60% of serious case reviews. Read more statistics on domestic abuse.
We have dealt with over 1,000 cases of child trafficking since 2007. Read more statistics on child trafficking.