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.

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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 re events prior to Covid and our online events in 2020.

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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.

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Latest events

  • Safeguarding Supervision for Child Protection Professionals

    'Safeguarding Supervision for Child Protection Professionals' Led by Wendy Thorogood Organisations can book a date to suit. Read more

  • The AoCPP Masterclasses: A Critical Analysis of the Complex, Commonly Misunderstood Issues of Cuckooing

    Welcome to the AoCPP Masterclass Series. This session: Understanding Cuckooing: A Critical Analysis of the Complex, Commonly Misunderstood Issues of Cuckooing 9 December 2021 Led by Nikki Holmes Read more

  • Lunch and Learn- Gender Dysphoria

    Gender Dysphoria - change of date 15 December 2021 12pm - 1-30pm An introduction to the new SIG group Read more

  • Lunch and Learn Meetings - come and join us

    Announcing our Lunch and Learn Meetings - for challenging, supportive and educated discussion about the key topics that matter most to you. Read more

Blogs and Podcasts

  • International Men's Day 2021

    19 November 2021 - International Men's Day 2021, and to commemorate it Steve Myers, Trustee of the Association of Child Protection Professionals is talking to Lee Sobo-Allen and Professor Jonathan Scourfield about working with men and fathers in child protection and safeguarding. Read more

  • Domestic Abuse Against Men w/ Ian McNicholl

    Wendy Thorogood, Director of the AoCPP, talks to Ian McNicholl about what we as professionals need to know about domestic abuse against men. Updated 20 OCT 21 | Duration 22 mins Read more

  • Early help and intervention with Birth Companions w/ Kirsty Kitchen

    Wendy Thorogood, Director of the AoCPP, talks to Kirsty Kitchen from Birth Companions about their work supporting women in pregnancy and early motherhood and what child protection professionals can learn from their experience. Updated 22 SEP 21 | Duration 22 mins Read more

  • Modular approaches to therapeutic work with maltreatment w/ Bentovim, Gray & Pizzey

    Wendy Thorogood, Director of the AoCPP, talks to Dr Arnon Bentovim, Jenny Gray OBE and Stephen Pizzey about their recent paper 'Modular approaches to therapeutic work with maltreatment' and how this approach can help professionals support children experiencing adversity. Updated 09 MAR 21 | Duration 48 mins Read more