Harmful sexual behaviour Research and resources

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

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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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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Provision for young people who have displayed harmful sexual behaviour

Research into the service provision within the UK for young people displaying harmful sexual behaviour.

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Keeping children safe - Healthy sexual behaviour in children and young people

Useful advice on what is normal sexual behaviour, warning signs that suggest there may be a problem, and how best to react.

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Keeping children safe - Talking about difficult topics

There are lots of ways to make it a bit less painful for you both when it comes time to talk about a 'difficult' subject.

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Turn the page: first evaluation

Our first evaluation report of Turn the page, our service for young people with harmful sexual behaviour. Part of the NSPCC's Impact and evidence series.

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Estimating the costs of child sexual abuse in the UK

Report using research literature to estimate the overall costs of child sexual abuse in the UK at £3.2bn in 2012.

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Boys and girls speak out: a qualitative study of children’s gender and sexual cultures

Research by Cardiff University looks at how younger children perceive gender, sexual identity and relationships. 

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Keeping children safe - Sexting: advice for parents

A guide for talking to your child about the risks of sexting, and what to do if they ever feel scared or uncomfortable.

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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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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 and organisations 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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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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