Sexual abuse Research and resources

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

"I wasn’t sure it was normal to watch it"

Research report into the impact of online pornography on the values, attitudes, beliefs and behaviours of children and young people.


Keeping children safe - Let's talk PANTS!

The Underwear Rule - #TalkPANTS - is a simple way that parents can help keep children safe from abuse. Join Pantosaurus and parents talking PANTS.


How safe are our children? 2015

Our report compiles and analyses the most robust and up-to-date child protection data that exists across the 4 nations in the UK for 2015.


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.


Mapping therapeutic services for sexual abuse in the UK in 2015

Analysis and findings from a mapping exercise of therapeutic services in the UK for children who have experienced sexual abuse or child sexual exploitation.


Getting help

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


It’s Time: campaign report

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


Neglect and its relationship to other forms of harm

Findings from 3 linked evidence scopes investigating the relationship between child neglect and other forms of maltreatment. Makes evidence-based recommendations for policy and practice.


"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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