Child protection in England Research and resources

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

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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News and opinion - Serious incident notifications in England 2015/2016

Summary of statistics reported to Ofsted between 01 April 2015 and 31 March 2016 by local authorities in England.


The landscape of child protection research in the UK

A mapping review exploring the scope of research about child maltreatment in the United Kingdom.


All Babies Count: the Dad Project

Shares what we learnt during the Dad Project about how to better engage dads in antenatal and postnatal care.


Child abuse and neglect in the UK today

Research report into children’s experiences of abuse and neglect.


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News and opinion - Triennial analysis of serious case reviews from 2011 to 2014

Summary of main findings and recommendations from Department for Education’s Pathways to harm, pathways to protection, an analysis of serious case reviews.


Helpline highlight: a year in review

Contacts made to the NSPCC in 2011 and what it tells us about child abuse and neglect in the UK. Part of the NSPCC's Helpline highlight series.


Neglect and serious case reviews

A systematic analysis of neglect in serious case reviews in England, between 2003 and 2011.


Signs of Safety® in England

Review of the research literature and interviews with practitioners who have used Signs of Safety in England.


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