Get involved We are always grateful for your help and support and there are many ways you can get involved and make a big difference. Give Time Visit our volunteering page for information on any voluntary roles and vacancies. Voluntary roles range from office based, to trustees, events, and skills based. Get social or visual Follow us, like us, retweet us, share, engage or comment! Join us on Twitter, Facebook or Linkedin for up to date engaging, relevant content, and news. Help spread awareness of Association of Child Protection Professionals by sharing our posts so that we can reach and support more child protection professionals. If social media is not your thing then do you have a staff room, office noticeboard, departmental meeting or other forum in which you could help us to advertise what we do? If you would like any posters or flyers to put up, then please just get in touch. Donate a venue or room Help us to continue to offer exciting, up to date events, and training for those working in child protection by donating us a room or venue in which to do so. We run events up and down the country and are always welcoming of venues in which we can hold them. Encourage others to join Our best supporters are our current members so please do talk to your colleagues about the Association, and the benefits of being part of a like-minded community of professionals. We know many people working in safeguarding are very isolated in their role - we’re here to help! Set up a local branch Would you like to host networking meetings of child protection professionals in your local area? Local branches are one of the main ways we achieve impact. If you would like to set one up in your local area, then get in touch and let us help. Fundraise If you strongly believe in the work, we do and want to help us support those working in the field of child protection then why not consider fundraising in our name. With the support of others, we can achieve far more than we could alone. The Association of Child Protection Professionals exists to help children by supporting the professionals who work with them. In fact, we are the only organisation specifically devoted to supporting child protection professionals and researchers in the field – help us to continue that support. 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. Do you have a workplace charity, or regularly hold a department coffee morning to raise money for charity? Would you consider making BASPCAN your charity of choice? Or are you up for more of a challenge? If you wish to run a £5k, undertake the Three Peaks Challenge, or even run a marathon, if you believe in what we do then why not use the opportunity to fundraise for us? If you are interested, please contact the office and we can provide support and information. Become a non-trustee member of one of our governing committees We need many voices from the field of child protection to ensure our activities are embedded in real practice need. If you are interested in shaping how we go forward, have connections, or are able to help us to source, and organise speakers, venues, or new member benefits, then please get in touch. Become a trustee Our trustees decide the strategy and direction of the organisation and have overall legal responsibility for the charity. Vacancies for trustees are advertised on our website. Write for us Could you write a blog or article for our website or newsletter? Perhaps a review of your experience of applying research in practice, an insight from the frontline, or an opinion piece. We are always looking to hear new voices and can provide guidelines and editorial support. Write an article for Child Abuse Review Child Abuse Review welcomes contributions from the full range of research and practice communities engaged in child welfare and protection, including: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Child Psychology Criminology Forensic Psychiatry Medical Sociology Nursing Paediatrics Public Health Social Policy Social Work The Editors welcome submissions of: Original articles Short reports (e.g. local research studies or accounts of local initiatives) Training Updates: reviews of new training materials or publications Book Reviews or Letters to the Editors. Become an anonymous peer reviewer Utilise your professional expertise and critically and constructively evaluate the work of your peers. All articles submitted to Child Abuse Review are subject to rigorous double-blind peer review to ensure that the journal maintains the highest scientific standards. This means that both the identities of reviewer and author are concealed from each other throughout the review process. A minimum of two reviewers, with appropriate professional expertise in the topic addressed and a knowledge of research methodologies, are selected to review each article. The Journal uses the online peer review system ScholarOne Manuscripts. To register your interest in becoming a peer reviewer, contact the Editorial Manager: [email protected] Evaluate professional resources Review a new book or professional training programme The journal publishes short reviews of books and training resources of interest to those working in all aspects of child protection. Book reviews should be 360 words maximum and provide a concise evaluation of the text, keeping in mind the diverse interprofessional readership of the journal.If you would like to undertake a review, please provide your details and areas of interest by completing the Book Review Form.If there is a book you would like to recommend for review in the journal, please contact the Editorial Manager: [email protected] The Training Update section of the journal features professional development resources and materials in a variety of formats on a wide range of topics. Reviews are usually 800 words and provide an assessment of the training and its impact on practice. Recommendations for training materials to be featured in the journal are welcomed, as are expressions of interest in becoming a reviewer. Please contact the Editorial Manager: [email protected] Other opportunities As we develop new activities and services we will have other opportunities for you to get involved, for example, would you consider becoming an admin of an online discussion group, or could you perhaps provide a few hours desk research for us? We will circulate any such opportunities directly to members as well as advertising via our website and social media so please keep a look out.