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

In 2019 we celebrated our 40th year. Through sharing knowledge, research and examples of best practice, what started as a small inter-professional membership association grew until today we are the only multi-disciplinary professional membership association, with charitable status, of its kind.


Author: Sian Brooke

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.



Join us Now!

The Association of Child Protection Professionals is a charity which has been driving improvement in child protection for more than 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 from as little as £8 a month, and have your voice heard.


Author: Sian Brooke

Latest events


  • Safeguarding in Educational Guardianship w/ AEGIS

    Wendy Thorogood, Chair of the AoCPP, talks to Yasemin Wigglesworth, CEO of AEGIS about their work in providing accreditation for guardianship organisations providing services to international students aged 18 and under, studying in the UK. Updated 24 AUG 2020 | Duration 28 mins Read more

  • Preventing Child Exploitation w/ Kelechi Ukandu

    Mark Pearson, Trustee at the AoCPP, talks to Kelechi Ukandu about child exploitation and what practitioners and organisations can do to prevent it, with a focus on the partnership working and good practice going on in London. Updated 19 AUG 2020 | Duration 39 mins Read more

  • Abusive Head Trauma w/ Dr Vincent Palusci and Dr Gabriel Otterman

    Peter Sidebotham, Co-Editor of Child Abuse Review and Trustee of the AoCPP, talks to Dr Vincent Palusci and Dr Gabriel Otterman about their work in editing our special issue of Child Abuse Review focusing on the recognition, response and prevention of abusive head trauma, and our upcoming conference on this same issue. Updated 30 JUL 2020 | Duration 30 mins Read more