Physical abuse Research and resources

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

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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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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Learning from case reviews - Paediatrics and accident & emergency: learning from case reviews

Lessons from case reviews published since 2013, highlighting learning for paediatric and accident and emergency teams in hospitals to improve safeguarding practice.

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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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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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All Babies Count: prevention and protection for vulnerable babies

Reviews the current research on the vulnerability of babies to abuse and neglect and presents analysis of the risk factors and suggestions for early intervention.

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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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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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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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