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? 2015

A compendium of all the latest UK child abuse and child protection data for 2015.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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. 


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.


Sexting: an exploration of practices, attitudes and influences

Findings from focus groups with young people, aged 13-14 years and 10-11 years in England. 


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