Child sexual exploitation Research and resources

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

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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Online child sexual abuse images

An overview of current research into child sexual abuse images and approaches to tackling the issue.

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What should I do? NSPCC helplines report about online safety

Report about how Childline, the NSPCC helpline and O2 are responding to children’s and parents’ concerns about sexual content online.

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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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Caught in a trap: the impact of grooming

Our report about what young people told ChildLine about grooming and sexual exploitation in 2011/12.

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Learning from case reviews - Child sexual exploitation: learning from case reviews

Lessons from case reviews published since 2010, where children were the victims of sexual exploitation.

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News and opinion - Real voices: child sexual exploitation in Greater Manchester

Briefing on the main findings and recommendations from Ann Coffey MPs independent report.

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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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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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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

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