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Child protection in the UK
Each nation has a framework of legislation, guidance and practice - find out more on the NSPCC Learning website.
Record high number of recorded grooming crimes lead to calls for stronger online safety legislation
24 August 2021 / News
Online grooming crimes recorded by police jumped by around 70% in the last three years reaching an all-time high in 2021.
Police record over 10,000 online child sex crimes in a year for the first time
3 September 2020 / News
We are calling on the government to make Online Harms legislation a priority this autumn.
News stories: 2022
Our news stories and opinion pieces from this year.
NSPCC's work in Northern Ireland
We’re working to prevent child abuse in Northern Ireland. You can help us be there to support every child that needs us.
Instagram most used platform in child grooming crimes during lockdown
13 November 2020 / News
New data shows there were more than 1,200 online grooming crimes recorded against children in the three months from April to June, with the true scale of the problem likely to be much higher.
Poll shows widescale public support for stronger laws to protect children from online abuse
12 March 2021 / News
Our new poll shows overwhelming public support for more online safety and protection for children .
Child sexual abuse crimes reach record levels
15 April 2022 / News
New analysis shows online child sexual abuse crimes have increased since the government promised to bring in new laws to protect children on social media.
New figures reveal four in five victims of online grooming crimes are girls
6 October 2021 / News
Our latest research has found girls aged 12-15 are most likely to be victims of online grooming, and more needs to be done to protect children online.
NSPCC's work in Scotland
We’re working to prevent child abuse in Scotland. You can help us be there to support every child that needs us.
Child abuse image crimes in the UK have risen - we urgently need a stronger Online Safety Bill
3 December 2021 / News
Our latest research has found more than 100,000 child abuse image crimes were recorded by UK police forces over the last five years.
Estimated 90 cybercrimes recorded a day against children
14 January 2020 / News
We estimate more than 25,300 child abuse image and sexual grooming offences have been recorded by the police since the Online Harms White Paper was published just over 9 months ago.
Child cruelty crimes surge by more than a fifth - we urgently need government action
10 February 2022 / News
We’re urging the government to strengthen the child protection system and significantly reduce child cruelty crimes.
NSPCC's work in England
We’re working to prevent child abuse in England. You can help us be there to support every child that needs us.
Online child abuse crimes have doubled in recent years and more must be done to protect children online
15 September 2021 / News
While online abuse crimes have surged by 78% over four years, new Government plans to regulate social media through the Online Safety Bill fall significantly short of tackling this issue.
Our work in Wales
We’re working to prevent child abuse in Wales. You can help us be there to support every child that needs us.
Online child grooming offences pass 10,000
29 May 2020 / News
We are urging the Prime Minister to get social media regulation done as online child grooming offences pass 10,000
Policy and influencing
We stand up for children, demand laws change and take action to better protect children and young people.
Siblings Sharing a Bedroom: Guidance
Whether children are sharing a bedroom at home or on holiday, we have some advice about how to make sure they stay safe.
Majority believe it's unacceptable to physically punish a child
21 March 2022 / News
New research shows over two-thirds (68%) think physically disciplining a child, for example by smacking, isn't acceptable.
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