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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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Safeguarding disabled children in England

Survey establishing the effectiveness of local arrangements to safeguard disabled children and how well LSCBs have responded to recommendations in the Ofsted (2012) thematic inspection on protecting disabled children.
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Neglect and its relationship to other forms of harm

Findings from 3 linked evidence scopes investigating the relationship between child neglect and other forms of maltreatment. Makes evidence-based recommendations for policy and practice.
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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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Local Safeguarding Children Boards: learning and improvement processes

Research study exploring the tools used by Local Safeguarding Children Boards (LSCBs) to identify opportunities for development.
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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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Process evaluation of the New Orleans Intervention Model for infant mental health in Glasgow

Investigates the impact of key features of the Glasgow Infant Family Team, a service putting infants’ attachment relationships at the heart of decisions about whether they should enter care permanently. Part of the NSPCC's Impact and evidence series.
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"I wasn’t sure it was normal to watch it"

Research report into the impact of online pornography on the values, attitudes, beliefs and behaviours of children and young people.
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Looking after infant mental health: our case for change

Our case for change emphasising the importance of looking after infant mental health.
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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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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.

CASPAR is currently being upgraded but you can still sign up by contacting our Information Service.

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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.

New in the Library is currently being upgraded but you can still sign up by contacting our Information Service.

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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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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

Further advice and support for professionals

Information Service

Our free service for people who work with children can help you find the latest policy, practice, research and news on child protection and related subjects.

For more information, call us or email help@nspcc.org.uk.

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Child protection training

We offer a range of online and face-to-face training courses for people who work with children to help you gain the skills to act appropriately and confidently to keep children safe.

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Services for children, families and professionals

We work face to face with children, young people and families who need our help across the UK.
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Helping you keep children safe

Read our guide for professionals and organisations on what we do and the ways we can work with you to protect children and prevent abuse and neglect.

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Library catalogue

We hold the UK's largest collection of child protection resources and the only UK database specialising in published material on child protection, child abuse and child neglect.

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Sharing knowledge to keep children safe

Read our guide to NSPCC Knowledge and Information Services to find out how we can help you with child protection queries, support your research, and help you learn and develop.

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Our research helps us be there for every child

Our research and services help prevent abuse and support families. Please help us to stop children suffering in silence.

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