Research reports published in 2017 Findings from research carried out by the NSPCC

Read our research reports published in 2017 into what works in preventing child abuse and neglect. Visit our Research and resources page for more child protection and safeguarding information and advice or browse research reports published in 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013 or earlier.

Are they safe?

Are they safe? is our step-by-step guide for setting up safeguarding measures in your group or organisation.

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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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Keeping our children safe

Resource to help facilitate discussions about childcare practice and safeguarding issues in black and minority ethnic communities.

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NSPCC safeguarding standards and guidance (England)

Recommended standards and guidance to help non-statutory organisations that work with children and young people to put in place clear safeguarding arrangements.

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Exploring technology-assisted harmful sexual behaviour

Research into the backgrounds and behaviours of boys and young men who engage in harmful sexual behaviours using online and mobile channels. Part of the NSPCC’s Impact and evidence series.

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Minding the Baby: qualitative findings on implementation

Findings from a qualitative evaluation of a service working to improve a mother's relationship with her baby. Part of the NSPCC’s Impact and evidence series.

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Net Aware report 2017: "Freedom to express myself safely"

Findings from a survey with young people about their online experiences.

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The characteristics of children who display harmful sexual behaviour

The needs of children with a learning difficulty, younger children and girls accessing a specialised service for harmful sexual behaviour. Part of the NSPCC’s Impact and evidence series.

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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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Research reports published in 2016

A list of all NSPCC reports published in 2016.

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Research reports published in 2015

A list of all NSPCC reports published in 2015.

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Research reports published in 2014

A list of all NSPCC reports published in 2014.

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Research reports published in 2013

A list of all NSPCC reports published in 2013.

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Research reports published pre-2013

A list of all NSPCC reports published before 2013.

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