Sexual abuse Research and resources

Below is a selection of our child protection research, leaflets, guidance, evaluations and safeguarding resources on sexual abuse.

Keeping children safe - The Underwear Rule

A simple way that parents can help keep children safe from sexual abuse – without using scary words or even mentioning sex.

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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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Evaluation of the Letting the Future In service

Findings from the largest randomised controlled trial of a service to help children who have been sexually abused. Part of the NSPCC's Impact and evidence series.

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Getting help

What children are telling ChildLine about their opinions and wishes for delivery of therapeutic services for sexual abuse.

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It’s Time: campaign report

Why we’re campaigning for every child who has experienced abuse to receive the support they need.

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"Always there when I need you": ChildLine annual review 2014-15

The issues children and young people contacted ChildLine about in 2014-15.

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News and opinion - School-based education programmes for the prevention of child sexual abuse

Summary of a review of research literature by Cochrane into what works in running sexual abuse prevention programmes in schools.

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Preventing child sexual abuse: towards a national strategy

Why we must take action together to stop child sexual abuse before it occurs. Part of the NSPCC’s Impact and evidence series. 

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Assessing the risk: protecting the child: evaluation report

Evaluation of whether an NSPCC assessment guide helps protect children from sexual abuse. Part of the NSPCC's Impact and evidence series.

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