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.
The Association of Child Protection Professionals is delighted to announce a conference to be held in November 2019, which marks the 40th anniversary of the founding BASPCAN as the only charity and membership organisation specifically serving child protection professionals in the UK. Read more
The Association of Child Protection Professionals are planning a series of events with Child and Family Training in late 2019 and early 2020.
They will be held in York, London and Birmingham.
‘Their recycling bin is always full of bottles’ the teacher said to me. I am a social worker doing an assessment with a child where there are concerns about parental alcohol misuse. I know that the teacher is trying to be helpful: to tell me that the parents misuse of alcohol is – potentially -longstanding. Eight or so years on, and I can more readily pick apart how the teachers words reflect wider debates and issues in child protection, not least relating to the surveillance of (some) families. Read more
The issues of sexual harassment, sexual violence and domestic abuse on University campuses have received increasing recognition over the last ten years thanks to campaigns by the National Union of Students (NUS, 2010, Cambridge, 2014). In 2014, Public Health England commissioned a review to assess the international evidence regarding ‘what works’ in preventing these problems in a University context. Read more
"Children can experience great psychological or emotional abuse through accusations of witchcraft; measures to rid them of perceived demons or ancestral spirits can be very physically abusive; and some rituals enforce abstinence from food or drink, or severe isolation meaning children are significantly neglected.
As with other children who are physically abused or neglected, they can be vulnerable to multiple forms of maltreatment, including sexual abuse." Read more