Sexual abuse Research and resources

Below is a selection of our child protection research, leaflets, guidance, evaluations and safeguarding resources on sexual abuse, all available from our NSPCC Learning website.

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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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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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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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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Learn how children use the internet and how you can keep them safe from abuse.

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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.

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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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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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