Physical abuse Research and resources

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

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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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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Learning from case reviews - Hidden men: learning from case reviews

Lessons from case reviews published since 2008, where agencies were unaware of men who posed a risk to the child or who could have protected the child.

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"Always there when I need you": Childline annual review 2014-15

The issues children and young people contacted ChildLine about in 2014-15.

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GP's role in responding to child maltreatment: time for a rethink?

Draws upon policy, practice and research to identify the ways that GPs can help reduce child abuse and neglect.

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No one noticed, no one heard

Research into the childhood experiences of abuse of young men and women and how they disclosed this abuse and sought help.

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Head and spinal injuries in children: Core info leaflet

Leaflet on what is currently known about the clinical presentation of inflicted head and spinal injuries. Part of the Core info leaflet series.

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Caring Dads: Safer Children: evaluation report

Findings building on evidence of what works in a programme to change the behaviour of fathers whose children have been exposed to domestic violence. Part of the NSPCC’s Impact and evidence series.

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Caring Dads: Safer Children: learning from delivering a parenting programme

Learning from delivering a parenting programme to change the behaviour of fathers whose children have been exposed to domestic violence. Part of the NSPCC's Impact and evidence series.

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Every child deserves a future

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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 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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