Neglect Research and resources

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

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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Spotlight on preventing child neglect

What works in preventing child neglect. Part of the NSPCC’s Impact and evidence series.

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Neglect and its relationship to other forms of harm

Findings from 3 linked evidence scopes investigating the relationship between child neglect and other forms of maltreatment. Makes evidence-based recommendations for policy and practice.

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The economic cost of child maltreatment in the UK

The lifetime economic cost of child 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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Evaluation of Pathways Triple P

Evaluation of the Triple P parenting service working to improve parent-child interaction and keep children safe from neglect. Part of the NSPCC's Impact and evidence series.

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Evaluation of Video Interaction Guidance (VIG)

What works in building parenting skills and confidence to help tackle child neglect. Part of the NSPCC's Impact and evidence series.

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Evidence Based Decisions in child neglect: evaluation of a new approach to assessment

Findings from an evaluation of our Evidence Based Decisions review service to support practitioners’ decision-making for children experiencing neglect. Part of the NSPCC's Impact and evidence series.

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Hurting inside: learning from the NSPCC helpline and Childline on neglect

What children are telling us about living with neglect and key statistics on contacts to our helplines about child neglect. 

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Find practice resources on neglect in our library

Our library is the UK's largest collection of child protection publications. Browse a list of practice resources and reports to help professionals tackle child neglect. 

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Find research on neglect in our library

Browse reseach articles, reports and publications on child neglect in the UK's only library dedicated to child protection.

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Help and advice for professionals

Legislation, policy and guidance

Details of legislation, policy and guidance about child neglect in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

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Facts and statistics about neglect

Child neglect is the most common form of child abuse, but it isn't always easy to identify.

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