Information Service Sharing knowledge to protect children in the UK
Our Information Service provides quick and easy access to the latest child protection research, policy and practice.
We answer over a thousand enquiries every year helping professionals find the information and resources they need to keep children safe.
If you can't find the answers you're looking for, contact our information specialists. We can create tailored reading lists, find specific statistics, recommend resources and carry out complex literature searches, all for free.
Ask our information specialists
Thank you so much for turning this around so quickly. The NSPCC library lists look excellent and are likely to contain a number of papers that have yet to be identified by the team.
Gosh. What a very helpful reply. There's so much for me to get my teeth into here. Thank you very much for going to so much trouble for me. It will be most helpful in keeping parents' fears for the future of their children in a hopeful perspective.
I must start by saying thank you so much for taking the time to provide me with this list. I think that this service is absolutely fantastic. I had a look at the list and it is exactly what I am looking for. Once again thank you for your help.
Community Partnership Advisor
Meet the Information Service team
Our team of information professionals:
- find the answers to your questions by searching databases, compiling reading lists and talking to our experts
- help visitors to our library in London access books and journals
- add new publications to our library catalogue
- write factsheets, briefings and summaries of research, case reviews, statistics, resources, legislation and guidance
- send out email alerts to keep you up-to-date with the latest evidence, policy, research and practice resources on child protection and related subjects.
Resources from our Information Service
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.
Factsheets and briefings
Read our short summaries of various subjects in child protection from safe recruitment to new research on education programmes.
Helping you keep children safe
Read our guide for professionals on what we do and the ways we can work with you to protect children and prevent abuse and neglect.
Child protection in the UK
Child abuse and neglect
Sharing knowledge to keep children safe
Read our guide to the NSPCC Knowledge and Information Service to find out how we can help you with child protection queries, support your research, and help you learn and develop.
Stay up-to-date with developments in child protection
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.
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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