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. Read more

About us

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


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Anne Paterson Scholarship

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. Read more

Associate Editor Vacancy - Child Abuse Review

Child Abuse Review is seeking to appoint an Associate Editor with responsibility for the new Continuing Professional Development section of the journal. Read more

Benefits of membership

We are the only organisation specifically devoted to supporting child protection professionals and researchers in the field. Join us to broaden your perspective, gain access to cutting edge research, and become part of a community sharing best practice for children. Read more

Child Abuse Review

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

Child Abuse Review

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Corporate partnerships

As the only association dedicated to supporting child protection professionals your company can demonstrate to your customers and staff that it supports the work that these professionals do, and that child protection is an issue that your company takes seriously. By supporting us you can help work towards our vision of a world in which all children can grow up in safety and security and without risk of being abused or neglected. Read more

Dr Jennifer Driscoll

Dr Jennifer Driscoll, Senior Lecturer, King’s College London BA (Cantab.) MA (London) MSc (Surrey) PhD (King’s College London) Jenny practised as a Family Law barrister in London for over a decade, specialising in child protection, before moving to King’s College London where she runs the MAs in Child Studies and International Child Studies. Read more


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Faith SIG

The purpose of this group will be to draw together a deeper knowledge of and understanding of best practice in regard to the interface between personal faith, faith organisations and safeguarding children. Read more

Get involved

We are always grateful for your help and support and there are many ways you can get involved with our work and make a big difference. Read more

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Honorary Treasurer

Are you an experienced finance professional with a strong interest in child protection? If so we need you! Read more