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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 children aged 5-14: Core info leaflet

A leaflet summarising how neglect and emotional abuse affects children aged 5 to 14. Part of the Core info leaflet series.
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On the edge: ChildLine spotlight report on suicide

This report looks at what young people have told ChildLine about suicidal feelings and what they need when they are already distressed and contemplating taking their own lives. Part of the ChildLine spotlight series.
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Learning from case reviews

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

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National case review repository

Search our collection of case reviews via the NSPCC library online.

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Leaflets and learning resources

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Factsheets

Read our short summaries of various subjects in child protection.

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Schools and colleges

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

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Safe recruitment

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

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Training and consultancy

Grow your safeguarding skills or get tailored support from our child protection experts.

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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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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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Impact and evidence series

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

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Information Service

Our free service to help you find the latest policy, practice, research and news on child protection and related subjects.

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Child protection course: an introduction

An online safeguarding training course to help you understand how to recognise, report and record concerns about a child’s welfare.
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Child protection supervision skills course

Training to support frontline staff with child protection concerns, and to help make sure all activities are safe for children.
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Designated safeguarding officer training

Find out about training to become a designated safeguarding officer.
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Keeping children safe online course

Online training to give you a clear understanding of how children use the internet and other digital technology. 
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Specialist and bespoke child protection courses

Training on specialist child protection subjects and courses tailored to your staff's needs.
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Child protection consultancy service

Tailored safeguarding and child protection support for any organisation.
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More training courses

We offer a range of introductory, advanced and online child protection training courses.

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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