Sexual abuse Research and resources

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

How safe are our children? 2017

Our report compiles and analyses the most robust and up-to-date child protection data that exists across the 4 nations in the UK in 2017.

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"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.

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The economic cost of child maltreatment in the UK

The lifetime economic cost of child abuse and neglect.

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Keeping children safe - Let's talk PANTS!

Talking PANTS is a simple way that parents can help keep children safe from abuse. Join Pantosaurus and get the conversation started.

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Impact of online and offline child sexual abuse: "Everyone deserves to be happy and safe"

What young people and professionals told us about the effects of offline and technology assisted child sexual abuse, and how best to respond to it.

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How safe are our children? 2016

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 2016.

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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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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.

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The right to recover

An overview of what happens to children following the disclosure or discovery of sexual abuse in the West of Scotland.

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Our research and resources on related topics

Harmful sexual behaviour

Our child protection research, guidance, evaluations and safeguarding resources on harmful sexual behaviour (HSB).

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Child sexual exploitation

Read our research, reports and resources about child sexual exploitation (CSE) including learning from case reviews. 

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Online abuse

Read our research and reports on online abuse.

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Support for professionals

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Library catalogue

We hold the UK's largest collection of child protection resources and the only UK database specialising in published material on child protection, child abuse and child neglect.

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

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Helping you keep children safe

Read our guide for professionals on what we do and the ways we can work with you to protect children and prevent abuse and neglect.

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Impact and evidence

Find out how we evaluate and research the impact we’re making in protecting children, get tips and tools for researchers and access resources.

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Sharing knowledge to keep children safe

Read our guide to the NSPCC Knowledge and Information Service to find out how we can help you with child protection queries, support your research, and help you learn and develop.

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