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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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AGENDA: a young people’s guide to making positive relationships matter

Free online toolkit helping young people to safely and creatively raise awareness of gender inequalities, sexual harassment and gender based violence.
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How safe are our children? conference 2017

How safe are our children? is the NSPCC’s annual flagship conference for everyone working in child protection.

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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 20162015, 20142013 or earlier.

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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.

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What children are telling us about bullying

A report discussing how bullying affects the children and young people who contacted Childline in 2015/16.
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Harmful sexual behaviour: seminar programme

Sharing what we've learnt from working with young people through our National Clinical Assessment and Treatment Service (NCATS)
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£1.7 million to fund new research into what works for children after abuse

We've commissioned 4 new research projects to find out what works to help children get back on track after abuse.
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Online child sexual abuse images

An overview of current research into child sexual abuse images and approaches to tackling the issue.
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Childline: 30 years of listening to children

A short history of Childine’s first 30 years.
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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 20162015, 20142013 or earlier.

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Impact and evidence hub

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

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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

Schools and colleges

Resources to support schools, colleges and academies in keeping children safe.

For schools and colleges

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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Safe recruitment

Resources to help you safely recruit staff and volunteers who will work with children.

Safer recruitment