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Read our latest research, leaflets, guidance and evaluations that share what we've learned from our services for children and families. You can also find child protection statistics, search our library catalogue for the most current and comprehensive information on child protection or order safeguarding resources and publications.

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CAMHS: learning from case reviews

Summary of risk factors and learning for improved practice for child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS).
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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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Use our website search in the top menu bar to find other research, or browse research reports published in 201720162015, 20142013 or earlier.

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The economic cost of child maltreatment in the UK

The lifetime economic cost of child abuse and neglect.
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Child Protection Trainer Award Nominations

We're calling for nominations for a new NSPCC-BASPCAN award to celebrate the vital contributions child protection trainers make in keeping children safe from abuse and neglect throughout the UK and Ireland.

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Introduction to safeguarding and child protection

Our face-to-face training will give you a clear understanding of how to recognise, report and record concerns about a child’s welfare.
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Statistics

View statistics and information on child abuse and neglect in the United Kingdom.

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Library catalogue

The UK's largest collection of child protection resources, specialising in published material on child protection, child abuse and child neglect.

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Order NSPCC publications

Visit our online shop to buy leaflets, learning resources and other NSPCC publications.

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Latest news and developments in child protection

CASPAR

Our Current Awareness Service for Practice, Policy And Research delivers free weekly email alerts to keep you up-to-date with all the latest safeguarding and child protection news.

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New in the Library

A free weekly email listing all of the new child protection publications added to our library collection.

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Research and resources by abuse type

Neglect

Review the latest research on child neglect.

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Physical abuse

Review the latest research from the NSPCC and helpful resources.

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Domestic abuse

Read the latest research on domestic abuse.

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Bullying and cyberbullying

Review the latest research from the NSPCC and helpful resources.

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Child trafficking

Review the latest research from the NSPCC and helpful resources.

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Child sexual exploitation

Review the latest research from the NSPCC and helpful resources.

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Online abuse

Review the latest research on online abuse.

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Sexual abuse

Review the latest research on sexual abuse.

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Series and briefings for professionals

Learning from case reviews

Brief summaries on the LSCB's key findings and learning from recurring themes in case reviews.

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Factsheets and briefings

Read our short summaries of various subjects in child protection.

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Impact and evidence series

Read findings from our research into what works in preventing child abuse and neglect.

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For schools and colleges

Safeguarding and child protection in schools

Learn more about the information, advice and training we offer to help schools keep children safe from abuse.
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Safeguarding in Education Self-Assessment Tool

A free online tool for schools in England to make sure the most effective safeguarding procedures are in place.

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Sign up to the Safeguarding in Education Update

Subscribe to receive monthly education practice, policy and research updates.

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Designated safeguarding lead for schools and colleges in England refresher course

Face to face refresher training to update your safeguarding skills and knowledge.
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Search TES for teaching resources to protect children

Looking for resources to use in the classroom? The TES website has a database of lesson plans, worksheets and presentations and includes NSPCC resources.

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For groups, clubs and organisations

Safeguarding children

Find out what organisations need to do to protect children from harm.

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Child Protection in Sport Unit (CPSU)

Advice on child protection and safeguarding, draft policies, training, resources and toolkits for sports clubs and organisations.

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Safeguarding tool

Our free online tool for organisations working with children and young people provides checklists and resources to help you safeguard children.

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