child abuse

Concepts of adversity, risk, vulnerability and resilience: a discussion in the context of the 'Child Protection System'

Paper that explores the concepts of adversity, risk, vulnerability and resilience in the context of child protection systems with the aim of contributing to the debate about the ways in which risk of ‘harm’ and ‘abuse’ are conceptualised at different stages of the lifespan and in relation to different groups of people.

NSPCC: research reports

A selection of published research reports, arranged by year.

Fathers with a history of child sexual abuse: new findings for policy and practice

Paper that outlines the key findings of the limited research that has investigated how a history of child sexual abuse can influence men’s perceptions and experience of fatherhood, and also discusses some of the reasons why this important topic remains largely excluded from public, academic and policy discourses.

This paper will be most useful to practitioners and policy-makers who work to support men, parents and/or families.

New learning from Serious Case Reviews: a two year report for 2009-2011

The sixth, two yearly national analysis of such reviews (from 1 April 2009 - 31 March 2011) and the fourth undertaken. It produces a number of new insights alongside the recurring messages for practice. It also adds to the cumulative research knowledge of these cases helping to identify patterns and deviations from patterns over time.

ChildTrauma Academy

Library of articles for caregivers and professionals, as well as educational resources on the subjects of abuse and neglect, attachment, brain development and neuroscience, child development and early childhood, trauma and PTSD, violence and public health and secondary trauma. Authors have provided these materials to help promote the health and welfare of children.

Review of child neglect in Scotland

Scottish review that builds on the first review in a series of UK wide reviews of child neglect undertaken by Action for Children in partnership with the University of Stirling and addresses three questions:

- How many children are currently experiencing neglect in Scotland?
- How good are we at recognising children who are at risk of, or are experiencing neglect?
- How well are we helping children at risk of, or currently experiencing neglect?

Uncertain legacies: resilience and institutional child abuse - a literature review

Paper that presents a summary the main findings of a review of literature to identify definitions of resilience and the factors which increase resilience in survivors of institutional child abuse.

Threat assessment of child sexual exploitation and abuse

Assessment which represents the most up-to-date understanding of the current level of threat posed by child sexual exploitation and abuse. It takes into account information received by CEOP from industry, the public and law enforcement. This engagement with partners allows for current threats to be outlined and for the identification of areas in need of greater understanding.

Annual review 2011-12 and centre plan 2012-13

Report that highlights the achievements of the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre for the past year and outlines its intentions for the coming year.