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Witnessing domestic abuse is child abuse. If you're worried about a child, we have advice to help you keep them safe.
It can be hard to know what emotional abuse is. We’ve got advice on the signs, effects and how to report it.
We’ve got advice and support for you and your child to help keep children safe online.
If you're worried about sexual abuse, we're here to support you. We have information and advice to help navigate through a difficult time.
To prevent child abuse we need to understand it; find out about abuse types, the child protection system and access our research and resources.
Report child abuse
In the UK and worried about a child's safety or wellbeing? You can report it to our 24/7 phone or online services, remaining anonymous if you wish.
If you're worried about physical abuse, we have information and advice to help you feel confident in taking the next steps to keep children and young people safe.
What is child abuse?
Find out about the types of child abuse, how to spot the signs, what to do if you're worried about a child and hear stories from children who've experienced abuse..
If you were abused in childhood, you may be struggling with difficult feelings and unwanted memories. We've got information and advice to help.
Rise in non-recent sex offences recorded against children
15 November 2017 / News
Number of non-recent sexual abuse offences recorded by police annually has almost doubled since 2013/14
Effects of child abuse
Abuse can derail a child’s development. But together, we can change that.
Types of abuse
We've got information and advice on different types of abuse, how to spot the signs and what you can do to help keep children safe.
Government must recognise children as victims when living with domestic abuse
10 January 2019 / News
We're calling on government to recognise children as victims when living with domestic abuse to ensure they get the support they need.
Understanding the links: child abuse, animal abuse and domestic violence
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A look at the evidence suggesting the inter-relationships (or links’) between child abuse, animal abuse and domestic violence.
Child sexual abuse
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NSPCC research briefing providing an overview of the current research literature on child sexual abuse.
Animal abuse and child maltreatment
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A review of the literature and study findings about the co-existence of child maltreatment and animal cruelty across family life.
Domestic abuse in the spotlight
21 March 2016 / News
Our service evaluations have shown that by focusing on family relationships, we can improve the outcomes for children who’ve been exposed to domestic abuse.
Putting the spotlight on sexual abuse
22 February 2016 / News
Stronger evidence into what works will help us provide more effective help for children who've been sexually abused, says Peter Wanles
Support for children after abuse "inadequate"
27 January 2016 / News
We're launching a new campaign, It’s time, to demand that every child receives essential support they need after abuse.
Huge online child abuse enquiry catches 100s
10 December 2015 / News
A huge police investigation, led by the National Crime Agency, has led to the arrest of almost 700 child abuse image offenders, and the protection of hundreds of children.
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