Physical abuse Research and resources

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

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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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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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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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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Bruises on children: Core info leaflet

How to identify bruises that may be the result of child abuse or neglect. Part of the Core info leaflet series.

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Fractures in children: Core info leaflet

Leaflet on what is currently known about the relationship between fractures and physical abuse in children. Part of the Core info leaflet series. 

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Oral injuries and bites on children: Core info leaflet

A leaflet summarising what is currently know about oral injuries and human bites in relation to child abuse. Part of the Core info leaflet series.

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Thermal injuries on children: Core info leaflet

A leaflet summarising what is currently know about accidental and intentional scalds and burns on children. Part of the Core info leaflet series.

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Telling about abuse

A story in pictures providing advice for deaf adults to help them find out what what to do when they have child protection concerns about a child.

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