Neglect Research and resources

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

National evaluation of the Graded Care Profile

Findings from our national evaluation of the Graded Care Profile (GCP) assessment tool helping practitioners spot when a child is at risk of neglect. Part of the NSPCC's Impact and evidence series.

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Realising the potential: tackling child neglect in universal services

Sets out a model showing the way universal services practitioners can provide effective early help for child neglect.

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SafeCare: evidence from a home-based parenting programme for neglect

Evaluation of the SafeCare parenting programme focusing on the different perspectives of referral agencies, practitioners and parents. Part of the NSPCC's Impact and evidence series.

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Thriving communities: a framework for preventing and intervening early in child neglect

Concrete actions for national and local decision-makers and commissioners to help stop child neglect.

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Learning from case reviews - Neglect: learning from case reviews

Lessons from case reviews published since 2014, where neglect was a key factor.

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Looking after infant mental health: our case for change

Our cases for change in England and Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland emphasising the importance of looking after infant mental health.

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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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Keeping children safe: allegations concerning the abuse or neglect of children in care

Research into the number and nature of child abuse allegations made against foster carers and residential care workers in the UK.

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Neglect and serious case reviews

A systematic analysis of neglect in serious case reviews in England, between 2003 and 2011.

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

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