We exist to help children and families get the best possible support, by working with the professionals around them. In fact, we are the only charity specifically devoted to supporting child protection professionals and researchers in the field. Child protection and safeguarding professionals are often isolated and are at risk of some of the worst mental health issues of any professional groups. Police officers suffer high rates of PTSD, social workers regularly put themselves in risky situations to support families, teachers go above and beyond to provide for children in their care, and nurses and other professionals face high rates of burnout and stress. But they all want to keep children safe with the one of the biggest concerns amongst our members being "Have I done the right thing? Have I missed something?".
We have a small budget but a big mission - to improve the lives and safety of children by providing research,
representation, training and support for those involved in child protection.
We are proud of the difference we make. 94% of our members feel AoCPP helps them to feel connected to others in child protection and 98% say their membership is useful for keeping up to date with the latest research. 100% of our delegates at recent events would recommend our events to a colleague and 98% said they felt attending would ultimately help them provide a better service to vulnerable children.
Donate to the Association of Child Protection Professionals and help us help more of our everyday heroes.Perhaps you work in child protection yourself or have recently retired and want to help support others in the field? Perhaps it is a cause close to your heart or maybe you just want to help support those playing such a vital role in the world we live in today. Your donation can help us to continue supporting the professionals working with children and families by publishing high quality research, supporting members to share learning and develop practice, and keep running our leading conferences and CPD events at well below market rates.With your generous help, we can continue our work to support child protection professionals.