In the top 5 journals in Social Work internationally, impact factor 2.353.
Child Abuse Review publishes interdisciplinary papers on research, practice and policy in child maltreatment. Read more
Protecting children from the risk of harm is our core mission and what all our members work for, but there’s more to it than the narrow definition of “child protection”. We understand there are a range of factors involved in keeping children safe. Read more
The Association of Child Protection Professionals is a registered charity and membership association. We provide education and professional development opportunities for those working in child protection. Read more
The Association of Child Protection Professionals is a registered charity and membership association. We provide education and professional development opportunities for those working in 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.
We are pleased to announce that applications for the Anne Wingate Paterson Scholarship, for research in the field of child abuse and neglect (CAN) in Scotland, are now open for 2019.
The scholarship fund has been established from a generous legacy left to Association of Child Protection Professionals by Anne Wingate Paterson who died in 2016.
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.
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.
Dr Carlene Firmin MBE (Principal Research Fellow at the University of Bedfordshire), will present a seminar on Contextual Safeguarding.
Existing child protection systems are generally designed to respond to the abuse of young children within families and through family-focused interventions. Read more
This year’s conference has a twin focus on dealing with disruptive change and on various manifestations of sexual violence against children and the implications of these for training. It will conclude with the award ceremony to recognise the NSPCC and AoCPP Trainer of the year. Read more
The safety of children who experience domestic abuse within their families requires specific, evidence based, thoroughly conducted, risk assessment. However, the risk assessments I have read within reports made to the Family Courts have primarily been from the non abusive partner’s perspective. They have assessed the victims’ risk of experiencing harm, rather than including a specific, evidence based, risk assessment with the abusive parent regarding their risk of perpetrating harm. Read more
Climate change is the greatest challenge humanity currently faces. Action to reduce fossil fuel usage, exposure to particulate matter and emissions is largely ineffective, and greenhouse gas emissions continue rising. On 14 February 2019, thousands of ‘school children’ in the UK took a courageous stance against adults’ laissez-faire attitudes to climate change by striking and demanding urgent action to stem it. Read more