What does research tell us about the importance of early attachment, what are the different types of neglect, and how do you spot the signs? Glance through our archive of research, features and examples of effective practice.
Amid deep cuts to early years support, policymakers and practitioners are calling on the government to place greater emphasis on funding prevention services targeted at children in the first 1,001 days.
Policymakers and practitioners are boosting support for families in the most disadvantaged areas to help pre-school children develop the skills they need to thrive and reduce the attainment gap.
The death in 2007 of Peter Connelly resulted in a media furore over failures in his care. Child protection expert Ray Jones charts how a decade on the impact of the case can still be seen in safeguarding services
Advice on commissioning evidence-based parenting interventions for the early years, from the Early Intervention Foundation.
How improving awareness of childhood trauma can help practitioners rehabilitate young offenders
The NSPCC has analysed evidence from serious case reviews to identify learning. This issue we look at the risk factors and learning for improved practice around neglect of children and young people.
Adoption UK is leading a campaign to boost schools' awareness of the attachment needs of adopted children.
Emily Rogers looks at some innovative methods to raise the educational attainment of children in care, and reverse the damaging impact of adverse early life experiences on their ability to learn.
In recent years there has been a growing recognition of the scale of child neglect, its long-term effect on children's wellbeing and how interventions can prevent and repair the damage caused to children's ability to form strong attachments with parents and carers.
Family Futures offers intensive, long-term therapeutic help to those who have experienced trauma in their early lives. Charlotte Goddard examines how the agency turns round the lives of deeply damaged children
Twenty babies on average die each year because of abuse and neglect. Meanwhile, 144,000 UK children under one have a parent with a mental health problem, 109,000 live with a parent who has an alcohol problem or uses class A drugs and 39,000 have a parent who has experienced domestic violence in the past year.
Works with parents pre and postnatal.
Engages vulnerable mothers in peer support programmes.
Service specialises in parent-infant psychotherapy.
Updated government guidance aims to improve how schools respond to child neglect, reports Jo Stephenson. NSPCC expert outlines what schools should do to meet the new standards that Ofsted will inspect against.
The latest in a series of articles about emerging safeguarding practice looks at how the NSPCC develops evidence-based approaches to design systems and services to provide early help to prevent child neglect.
The NSPCC has analysed evidence from serious case reviews to identify learning. This issue summarises risk factors and lessons for improved practice around parental substance misuse.
Detailed searches are carried out to identify extended family for children in care.
Programme that emphasises young children's secure attachment with primary carers, which was developed in the US, and implemented by NSPCC in the UK.
Works with education settings to adopt a "psychodynamic" approach to understand children's behaviour as a communication of unmet needs.
Therapeutic programme that supports adopted children and their adoptive families who are struggling emotionally.
Programme revolving around local football clubs to boost parenting skills.
How neural frameworks that usually develop in young children in an ordinary family environment fail to develop properly in the absence of stimulation.
Post-natal depression (PND) is estimated to affect 10-15 per cent of women in high-income countries, with higher rates in low- and middle-income countries.
Johanna Bick and Charles A. Nelson's 2017 paper provides a concise and accessible introduction to some of the main theories in brain development, prominent studies that have increased our understanding of the impact of early experiences on the brain, and research that indicates some of the most promising ways to ameliorate the impact of early adversity.
This is a comprehensive review of the latest evidence of relevance to the Healthy Child Programme.
This study set out to discover the factors behind children receiving multiple referrals to local authority children's services. The analysis focused on 498,867 children referred during the financial year 2010/11.