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. 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

In the circumstances we are all under and with Universities and Colleges across the UK closed we have decided to postpone the Scholarship for the time being. We anticipate opening the applications up again when possible. 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

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


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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