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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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Family Environment: Drug Using Parents (FEDUP): final evaluation

Evaluation of a programme aiming to reduce the impact of parental drug and alcohol misuse on children. Part of the NSPCC's Impact and evidence series.
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Inspiring good practice through training

We've partnered with BASPCAN to celebrate excellence in child protection training. Join us to update your knowledge with the latest innovations in designing and delivering child protection training. We'll also be presenting our inaugural Child Protection Trainer of the Year award.

16th January 2018, London

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Looking for more NSPCC research?

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 right to recover

An overview of what happens to children following the disclosure or discovery of sexual abuse in the West of Scotland.
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Final evaluation of Family SMILES

Evaluation of a programme supporting children whose parents have a mental health problem. Part of the NSPCC’s Impact and evidence series.
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Impact of online and offline child sexual abuse: "Everyone deserves to be happy and safe"

What young people and professionals told us about the effects of offline and technology assisted child sexual abuse, and how best to respond to it.
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Managing sexualised behaviour in primary schools - online course

An online course to help you manage incidents of sexualised behaviour within your primary school. Cost: £30
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Government consultation on Working together guidance

Proposed changes to statutory guidance to reflect the legislative changes introduced through the Children and Social Work Act 2017 to safeguard and promote the welfare of children in England.
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Childline annual review 2016/17: Not alone anymore

The issues children and young people contacted Childline about in 2016/17.
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Stop TIME Online

An anti-online grooming activity pack, helping keep children and young people safe online.
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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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Latest news and developments in child protection

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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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