Our impact and evidence hub

Using evaluation, research and evidence to protect children and prevent abuse

Learning about what works in the fight against abuse and neglect is central to what we do. 

We're committed to carrying out research and evaluation to make sure that approaches we're taking are the right ones.

We're sharing what we've learnt about the processes involved in research and evaluation as well as learning from others who are doing similar things.

Importance of context in preventing child sexual abuse

Each week we'll be posting blogs from professionals discussing, analysing and sharing insights into child abuse services and evaluation. 

In this week's featured blog, Dr Carlene Firmin talks about how the context of child sexual abuse plays a pivotal role in assessment, intervention and prevention.

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Call for research proposals: how informal support works for families facing adversity

We will be putting a call out for proposals for qualitative research investigating how informal support works for families in a particular area.

Our aim is to get a better understanding of what helps and what stops families receiving informal help when they are experiencing mental health problems, alcohol and substance misuse or domestic abuse.

Email researchresponses@nspcc.org.uk to register your interest and we'll be in touch when the call is sent out in March 2017.

Email researchresponses@nspcc.org.uk

Taking an evidence-based approach to helping children

How we evaluate 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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What we've learnt

Our impact and evidence series presents findings from our evaluations and research into what works in preventing child abuse.

See our Impact and Evidence Series

What we're doing

We test our services for effectiveness so that we can make sure they're the best they can be.

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Sharing what works

Read our latest research, leaflets, guidance and evaluations that share what we've learned from our services for children and families.

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Our evaluation toolkit

Tools for measuring outcomes

We want to share our experiences of using standardised measures in our evaluations so that we can help others who are looking at evaluation methods.

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Ethics and guidance

To ensure that all our research is ethical we have detailed guidance and all our studies have to be approved by our Research Ethics Committee.

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How we report concerns

We've developed guidance based on existing policies and procedures for our evaluators on when to report concerns and how.

Download our disclosure guidance

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Impact and evidence insights

Each week we'll be posting insights from professionals about evaluation methods, issues and experiences in child abuse services and prevention.

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Reading list

Find out about evaluations by other organisations.

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Useful websites

Visit our library for a list of websites that provide information and guidance about evaluations.

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How safe are our children? 2016

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 2016.
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