Child abuse and neglect: Find out what child abuse is, how to spot the signs, who is affected and what you should do if you're worried about a child.
Whether you're a parent, worried about a child you know or work with children as part of your job, we all have a part to play in keeping them safe. Find out more about the types of child abuse, how to look out for a child's safety, the child protection system and the latest research and resources in child protection.
The NSPCC are the leading children's charity in the UK, specialising in child protection and dedicated to the fight for every childhood. They are the only UK children's charity with statutory powers and that means they can take action to safeguard children at risk of abuse.
The NSPCC have developed the following resources to help keep children safe from abuse and neglect:
The Underwear Rule: Help keep your child safe – join thousands of parents talking PANTS!
The NSPCC recommends teaching your child the Underwear Rule to help protect them from abuse. It's a simple way that parents can help keep children safe – without using scary words.
Their simple guides fwill help you talk PANTS with your child. They have also got guides for children and parents with learning disabilities, with autism and in different languages, as well as guidance for foster carers (PDF).