Children's services: learning and evidence

Helping more children by sharing what we've learned

We take our services through a cycle of developing, delivering and testing, to learn what works. We can then share that learning to keep many more children safe.

It means we can reach further, and work together with others to help everyone play their part.

Evaluating services we currently deliver

Baby Steps

Ante-natal programme helping vulnerable parents cope with the pressures of having a baby.

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Minding the Baby

An early intervention programme designed to enhance the mother's relationship with her child.

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Parents Under Pressure™

Improving parenting in families with drug or alcohol problems.

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Pregnancy in Mind

Pregnancy in Mind is a preventative mental health service for parents-to-be to support those at risk of anxiety and depression.

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Steps to Safety

Supporting families living with domestic abuse.

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Improving resilience for children living with parents with mental health illnesses.

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National Clinical Assessment and Treatment Service (NCATS)

Treating young high risk people who show the most serious kinds of harmful sexual behaviour.

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Turn the Page

Protecting children from the most common type of contact sexual abuse.

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Women as Protectors

Helping mums and carers who are in contact with a man who poses a risk of sexual harm to children.

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Domestic Abuse, Recovering Together (DART™)

Helping mums and children strengthen their relationship after domestic abuse.

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Hear and Now

Helping children who may have been sexually abused to talk about their experiences.

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Letting the Future In

Letting the Future In helps children who have been sexually abused.

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Protect and Respect

For young people who are vulnerable to sexual exploitation or who have been sexually exploited.

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Evaluations of past services

Assessing the Risk, Protecting the Child

Protecting children from men who pose a sexual risk, developed with the Sexual Behaviour Unit in Newcastle.

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Caring Dads: Safer Children

Helping dads to address their violent behaviour to reduce the impact of domestic abuse on children.

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Face to Face

Improving wellbeing for children and young people in, or at risk of being taken into, care.

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Support and life skills for children who live with mums or dads with mental health difficulties.

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Evidence based decisions

When there are serious concerns about how a child is being cared for, people who work with children and families need to make effective decisions based on real evidence.

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SafeCare was developed to offer practical support to parents of children aged 5 or under. It aimed to help parents to develop parenting skills and focus on the needs of their child.

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Positive parenting programme

Pathways Triple P (Positive Parenting Programme) was a service for parents of children who have, or are at risk of developing, behavioural problems. 

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Video Interaction Guidance

Video Interaction Guidance (VIG) helps families where there are concerns about neglect, especially emotional neglect.

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How we evaluate our services

We choose the best approach for the question we're trying to answer - whether we're learning about something very innovative or something that's well developed.
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Make referrals and get resources

Find out how to make referrals to our services and get resources for practitioners.

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Deliver NSPCC services in your area

Find out how our Scale-up unit supports organisations to deliver our evidence-based services.

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Work or volunteer with children and families?

Visit NSPCC Learning for information, resources and training to help you safeguard and protect children and young people across the UK.

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Impact and evidence

Find out how we evaluate and research the impact we’re making in protecting children, get tips and tools for researchers and access resources.
Impact and evidence

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