Children in care Research and resources

Below is a selection of our child protection research and safeguarding resources on childre in care. Visit our Research and resources page for more child protection and safeguarding information and advice.

Process evaluation of the New Orleans Intervention Model for infant mental health in Glasgow

Investigates the impact of key features of the Glasgow Infant Family Team, a service putting infants’ attachment relationships at the heart of decisions about whether they should enter care permanently. Part of the NSPCC's Impact and evidence series.

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Reunification: an evidence-informed framework for return home practice

A tool to support social workers' professional judgement about if and how a child should return home.

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Evaluation report on implementing the reunification practice framework

Evaluation of a tool to help social workers decide if a child should be returned home from care.

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Taking Care evaluation

Findings from an analysis of the case files of children who were returned home from care using the NSPCC’s Taking Care approach. Part of the NSPCC's Impact and evidence series.

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Looking after infant mental health: our case for change

Our case for change emphasising the importance of looking after infant mental health.

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Solution-focused practice toolkit

Helping professionals use the approach when working with children and young people.

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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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Achieving emotional wellbeing for looked after children: a whole system approach

We report on our work with 4 UK local authorities to design a care system that better promotes the emotional wellbeing of children in care. Part of the NSPCC’s Impact and evidence series.

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