We provide support, representation, and professional development for those working in child protection and safeguarding.
We believe access to research, sharing expertise, engaging with complexity, and informed policy-making, produce better outcomes for children and families.
Our vision is a world in which all children can grow up in safety and security, without risk of being abused or neglected.

40 years at the heart of child protection

This year we are proud to be celebrating our 40th year. Through sharing knowledge, research and examples of best practice, what started as a small inter-professional membership association grew and today we are the only multi-disciplinary professional membership association, with charitable status of its kind.


Author: Sian Brooke


There are many ways you can volunteer for the Association; if you are interested in donating your time or skills then please check our website regularly for current opportunities or contact the us at  [email protected]



What our members say

What can you gain by becoming an Association of Child Protection Professionals member? Find out what our members say by reading some of our member testimonials.



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The Association of Child Protection Professionals is a charity which has been driving improvement in child protection for 40 years. We exist to help children by supporting the professionals who work with them. We provide access to research; quality and affordable CPD; and peer support to anyone working in child protection. Join the Association of Child Protection Professionals as a member today.


Author: Sian Brooke

Latest events

  • Interventions to address adverse childhood experiences - London 8 October 2020

    Practical skills and methods to address common patterns of parenting stresses and difficulties - and the effects on children and young people. Includes copies of two intervention guides (R.R.P: £50) and licence to use them in practice. Read more

  • The Family Assessment - Birmingham 24 September 2020. Develop your skills within the Assessment Framework

    Are you responsible for assessing and working with families following referral - or later when more specialist support is required? Part of a series of invaluable one-day courses delivered by AoCPP in partnership with Child and Family Training with a free copy of The Family Assessment (RRP: £40) Read more

  • The Safeguarding Children Assessment and Analysis Framework (SAAF) - London 18 September 2020

    Join us for expert guidance in making informed decisions and plans in complex cases Read more

  • Exploitation 2021: Tackling the culture and challenges of trafficking, slavery and county lines

    Who are the exploited? Who are the exploiters? Join us for this major two-day conference. Keynotes include: Dame Vera Baird DBE QC and Dr Carlene Firmin MBE. Read more


  • Writing Deprivation in the Body: Are all the Cards ACEs?

    There is currently an emphasis on promoting “targeted early intervention” to improve the lives of disadvantaged children suffering from Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). There are many hopeful and helpful aspects to the ACE narratives. Read more

  • Have we over-complicated safeguarding and created a self-serving industry?

    As a safeguarding manager I need to be assured and to provide assurance that we are getting it right, that we are equipping colleagues with the skills to ensure safeguarding is core to their practice, providing them with advice and support when they need it, and opportunity for supervision and reflection if required. And all of that, collectively, should mean we ensure children and vulnerable adults are safe in our care and when discharged home. Read more

  • Disruptors and child protection training

    In common parlance the term ‘disruptor’ can have a negative connotation, but forward-thinking innovators are changing our understanding of what this word means and the behavior it can be used to describe. ‘Disruptors’ are increasingly being seen as people or ideas that challenge the status quo and ultimately replace it with more effective and efficient ways of doing things. Read more