Research reports published pre-2013 Findings from research carried out by the NSPCC

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Child abuse and neglect in the UK today

Research report into children’s experiences of abuse and neglect.

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Emotional neglect and emotional abuse in pre-school children: Core info leaflet

Leaflet summarising what we currently know about children under 6 who have been emotionally neglected or abused. Part of the Core info leaflet series.

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Bruises on children: Core info leaflet

How to identify bruises that may be the result of child abuse or neglect. Part of the Core info leaflet series.

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Guidance for media reporting on child abuse and neglect

Information and advice to help journalists with reporting cases of abuse in Northern Ireland.

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Costs and consequences of child maltreatment

Overview of recent literature on the prevalence, impact and cost of child abuse and neglect.

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Helpline highlight: the under-reporting of sexual abuse

Looks at contacts to the NSPCC between 2011-12 about sexual abuse. Part of the NSPCC's Helpline highlight series.

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Qualitative study of children, young people and 'sexting'

Research with young people to discover how sexually explicit texts and images are produced, circulated and used through mobile phones and the internet.

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Children and families experiencing domestic violence

Research into the notification process whereby police notify social services of domestic abuse incidents.

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Sexual abuse: a public health challenge

Review of the evidence looks at what we know about the causes, prevalence and consequences of sexual abuse.

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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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