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Read our latest research, leaflets, guidance and evaluations that share what we've learned from our services for children and families. You can also find child protection statistics, search our library catalogue for the most current and comprehensive information on child protection, or order safeguarding resources and publications.

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Safer recruitment in education course

Online safeguarding training available to help you while recruiting staff and volunteers to roles in education.
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Shaping the Future conference

Join us to hear from expert speakers and take part in workshops on recent developments in policy, practice and evidence in the field of harmful sexual behaviour.
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Social workers' knowledge and confidence when working with cases of child sexual abuse

Report by Coventry University from research with social workers, managers and LSCB chairs in England exploring issues and challenges.
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Neglect or emotional abuse in teenagers: Core info leaflet

Leaflet on what is currently known about teenagers’ experiences of neglect and emotional harm. Part of the Core info leaflet series.
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Child abuse and neglect in the UK today

Research report into children’s experiences of abuse and neglect.
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Library catalogue

The UK's largest collection of child protection resources, specialising in published material on child protection, child abuse and child neglect.

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Research and resources by abuse type

Bullying and cyberbullying

Review the latest research from the NSPCC and helpful resources.

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Child trafficking

Review the latest research from the NSPCC and helpful resources.

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Child sexual exploitation

Review the latest research from the NSPCC and helpful resources.

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Domestic abuse

Read the latest research on domestic abuse.

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Neglect

Review the latest research on child neglect.

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Online abuse

Review the latest research on online abuse.

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Sexual abuse

Review the latest research on sexual abuse.

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Statistics by abuse type

Sexual abuse

1 in 20 children in the UK have been sexually abused. Read more statisitics on sexual abuse.

Statistics on sexual abuse

Physical abuse

1 in 14 children have been physically abused in the UK. Read more statistics on physical abuse.

Statistics on physical abuse

Neglect

1 in 10 children have experienced neglect in the UK. Read more statistics on neglect.

Statistics on neglect

Emotional abuse

 1 in 14 children have experienced emotional abuse by a parent or guardian in the UK. Read more statistics on emotional abuse.

Statistics on emotional abuse

FGM

Over 1,700 victims of FGM were referred to specialist clinics in the last 2 years. Read more statistics on FGM.

Statistics on FGM

Bullying and cyberbullying

Almost 45,000 children talked to ChildLine about bullying last year. Read more bullying and cyberbullying statistics.

Statistics on bullying

Sexual exploitation

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.

Statistics on sexual exploitation

Domestic abuse

Domestic abuse is a factor in 60% of serious case reviews. Read more statistics on domestic abuse.

Statistics on domestic abuse

Child trafficking

We have dealt with over 1,000 cases of child trafficking since 2007. Read more statistics on child trafficking.

Statistics on child trafficking

Series and briefings for professionals

Learning from case reviews

Brief summaries on the LSCB's key findings and learning from recurring themes in case reviews.

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Factsheets and briefings

Read our short summaries of various subjects in child protection.

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Impact and evidence series

 Read findings from our research into what works in preventing child abuse and neglect.

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For schools and organisations

Schools and colleges

Resources to support schools, colleges and academies in keeping children safe.

For schools and colleges

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.

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Safe recruitment

Resources to help you safely recruit staff and volunteers who will work with children.

Safer recruitment

Child Protection in Sport Unit (CPSU)

Advice on child protection and safeguarding, draft policies, training, resources and toolkits for sports clubs and organisations.

Help keep children safe in sport

Supporting clubs and groups

Safe Network offers tools, guidance and training to help voluntary and community groups keep children safe. 

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Further advice and support for professionals

CASPAR

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.

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Information Service

Our free service for people who work with children can help you find the latest policy, practice, research and news on child protection and related subjects.

For more information, call us or email help@nspcc.org.uk.

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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.

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Services for children and families

We work face to face with children, young people and families who need our help across the UK.
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New in the Library

A free weekly email listing all of the new child protection publications added to our library collection.

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