Emotional abuse Research and resources

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

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.

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Child abuse and neglect in the UK today

Research report into children’s experiences of abuse and neglect.

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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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No one noticed, no one heard

Research into the childhood experiences of abuse of young men and women and how they disclosed this abuse and sought help.

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Emotional neglect and emotional abuse in pre-school children: Core info leaflet

Leaflet summarising what we currently know about children under 6 who have been emotionally neglected or abused. Part of the Core info leaflet series.

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Costs and consequences of child maltreatment

Overview of recent literature on the prevalence, impact and cost of child abuse and neglect.

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Looking after infant mental health: our case for change

Our case for change emphasising the importance of looking after infant mental health.

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Neglect or emotional abuse in children aged 5-14: Core info leaflet

A leaflet summarising how neglect and emotional abuse affects children aged 5 to 14. Part of the Core info leaflet series.

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Our research helps us be there for every child

Our research and services help prevent abuse and support families. Please help us to stop children suffering in silence.

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Support for professionals

CASPAR

Our Current Awareness Service for Practice, Policy And Research delivers free weekly email alerts to keep you up-to-date with all the latest safeguarding and child protection news.

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Information Service

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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New in the Library

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 hub

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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Get expert training and consultancy

Grow your child protection knowledge and skills with CPD certified courses delivered by our experts nationwide and online.
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Sharing knowledge to keep children safe

Read our guide to NSPCC Knowledge and Information Services 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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