child abuse

A picture of abuse: a thematic assessment of the risk of contact child sexual abuse posed by those who possess indecent images of children

Thematic assessment that explores the risk of contact child sexual offending posed by those who possess still and moving indecent images of children (‘IIOC’)

It looks at the ways in which this risk is managed by the police service and others involved in child protection and the criminal justice process.

Tackling child sexual exploitation

Briefing that outlines the elements of an effective local response to child sexual exploitation. It suggests how local authorities and other stakeholders can tackle this abuse, and the advantages of partnership working and information sharing.

Evaluation of the Action for Children UK Neglect Project

During a 5-year intensive family support (IFS) programme to provide effective, lasting intervention for families and children most in need Action for Children created a redefined focus on neglect in a selection of sites across the UK: the UK Neglect Project.

Towards safer organisations II: using the perspectives of convicted sex offenders to inform organisational safeguarding of children

Research that presents the findings of research undertaken by an NSPCC Research Team from 2008–2010 with 27 adults convicted of sexual offences against children committed whilst in organisational positions of trust.

The primary aims of the research was to identify organisational risk factors and the way in which convicted sex offenders accessed organisations, in order to propose good practice in recruitment and within work settings with children and young people so that they can be better safeguarded against abuse and exploitation.

Offering hope for abused children

Safe Horizon and the Childhood Violent Trauma Center at Yale Child Study Center joined forces to address the needs of children traumatised by abuse.  Working together, the two institutions adapted and implemented a brief, evidence‐based intervention for traumatised children developed by the Childhood Violent Trauma Center at the Yale Child Study Center for implementation at four Child Advocacy Centers (CACs) in New York City.   The Child and Family Traumatic Stress Intervention (CFTSI) is a family strengthening intervention that aims to reduce early post‐traumatic stress symptoms; to decrea

Significant case review: Declan Hainey

Report which provides members with a comprehensive assessment of an independent review into the tragic circumstances surrounding the death of Declan Hainey.

The role and involvement of social work and health services in the case has been considered and progress is reported on the implementation of a range of actions arising from the review.

Framework for the inspection of local authority arrangements for the protection of children

Document that outlines the framework for the inspection of local authority arrangements to protect children, including the effectiveness of early identification and help for children, young people, their families and carers. These inspections will focus on the effectiveness of the local authority’s child protection services, and the local authority’s leadership of strategic partners in their shared work to help and protect children and young people who are suffering, or likely to suffer, harm from abuse or neglect.

Child neglect in 2011

This report sets out the findings of the first annual review undertaken by Action for Children and the University of Stirling with the aim of establishing a baseline of the current situation for neglected children across the UK.