Online abuse Research and resources

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

Keeping children safe - Online safety

We’ve teamed up with O2 to help you keep children safe when they're using the internet, social networks, apps, games and more.

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What you can do - Report abuse

Our helpline is here 24/7. So if you’re worried about a child, you can always talk to us.

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Preventing abuse - Child protection in the UK

How the systems and laws of the UK and its 4 nations work to keep children safe from abuse and harm.

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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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Get expert training and consultancy - Keeping children safe online - online course

Online training to give you a clear understanding of how children use the internet and other digital technology. Cost: £30

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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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Online child sexual abuse images

An overview of current research into child sexual abuse images and approaches to tackling the issue.

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A review of the research on children and young people who display harmful sexual behaviour online (HSB)

Review of current research around the online harmful sexual behaviours displayed by children and young people. Part of the NSPCC’s Impact and Evidence series.

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What should I do? NSPCC helplines report about online safety

Report about how Childline, the NSPCC helpline and O2 are responding to children’s and parents’ concerns about sexual content online.

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Every child deserves a future

But some don’t receive the therapeutic support they desperately need after abuse.

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E-safety for schools

Online safety advice and resources for schools and colleges.
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Support for professionals

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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

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 the NSPCC Knowledge and Information Service 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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