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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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How safe are our children? Growing up online

Our annual flagship conference is for everyone working in child protection. Book now for early bird tickets.

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10 years since the Byron Review

10 years on since Professor Tanya Byron made 38 recommendations for government on keeping children safe online.
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Use our website search in the top menu bar to find other research, or browse research reports published in 2018201720162015, 20142013 or earlier.

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It's your call

Help develop your employee’s child safeguarding knowledge to help recognise the signs of possible abuse and neglect in the home.
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Evaluation of how we support organisations to deliver Domestic Abuse, Recovering Together (DART™)

Shares findings from an implementation evaluation of DART™, a service which helps mothers and children recover from domestic abuse. Part of the NSPCC's Impact and evidence series.
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Global trends in child protection

An overview of data about child maltreatment from several high-income countries, comparing trends with England and the UK.
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Sexual violence and sexual harassment between children in schools and colleges

Advice for schools on what sexual violence and sexual harassment is, how to minimise the risk of it occurring and what to do when incidents occur.
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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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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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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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Knowledge and Information Service

Looking for information about child protection? Want to know more about the work of the NSPCC in safeguarding children and young people from abuse and neglect?

Our Knowledge and Information Service can provide research, policy, practice, guidance and information for anyone working to keep children safe.

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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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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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