Physical abuse Research and resources

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

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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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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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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The economic cost of child maltreatment in the UK

The lifetime economic cost of child abuse and neglect.

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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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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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Evaluation of the Domestic Abuse, Recovering Together (DART) service

What works to reduce the impact of domestic abuse on the relationships between mothers and children. Part of the NSPCC's Impact and evidence series.

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Support for professionals

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How safe are our children? Growing up online

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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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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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