The landscape of child protection research in the UK: A UK mapping review

Julie Taylor, Kirsteen Mackay, Christine Jones, Francesca Soliman, Estelle Clayton, Anna Anderson, Andressa Gadda, Derek Jones

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Abstract / Description of output

This study, undertaken for the NSPCC, is the first comprehensive systematic search and review of research undertaken in all four nations of the United Kingdom on the subject of child protection. It covers the five year timespan January, 2010 through December, 2014 to produce a mapping review on the landscape of child protection.

The research questions were:
1) How can child protection research be classified?
2) What child protection research has been published between January, 2010 and December, 2014?
a. What proportion of the published research was undertaken within academia?
b. Who undertakes child protection research in the UK?
c. In which disciplines was the research undertaken?
d. On what aspects of child protection has the research focused?
e. What research designs have been used?
f. What types of data have been used?
g. Whose perspectives have been included?
3) Who funded the research and how much money has been allocated to the research?
Original languageEnglish
PublisherThe University of Edinburgh/NSPCC Child Protection Research Centre
Commissioning bodyNSPCC
Number of pages74
Publication statusPublished - 17 Apr 2015


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    Taylor, J., Mackay, K., Jones, C., Soliman, F., Clayton, E., Anderson, A. & Jones, D.


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