Guidelines for authors Thanks for your interest in writing a piece for the Association of Child Protection Professionals (AoCPP). We aim to provoke debate, encourage sharing of knowledge and experience, and inspire innovative thought about the challenges facing child protection professionals and the children and families they serve. In particular, as we celebrate our 40th Anniversary in 2019, we would like both to reflect on how far we've come as a sector and celebrate the wins achieved, whilst also looking forward to the huge amount of work there is still to do to keep our children and young people safe from harm. What does the next 40 years hold for them and for us, and what needs to happen for us to rise and meet the challenge? We are currently looking for blog-style pieces of around 500 words fitting the above brief. These pieces will be published on our website, as well as in our newsletters and via social media. They should be accessible to non-specialists, avoiding technical or sector-specific jargon or acronyms. Factual statements should be reasonably referenced where possible and cross linkage to other sources is encouraged. We can provide editing, proof-reading, and referencing support prior to publication. If you need any other support please talk to us. You will also be asked for a small, good quality profile photo we can use, as well as a few sentences of biographical info. If you are active on social media we would like to link to your profile(s) so please provide your Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn handles if you are happy for us to do this. We will retain your contact information and add you to our newsletter to keep in touch. You can unsubscribe at any time. If you have any queries, would be interested in providing another form of content such as a longer essay or a video interview, or would like to contribute a piece but remain anonymous, then please do get in touch to discuss how we can facilitate this. Initially, we will agree a mutually acceptable deadline with you. We will then send your piece for a light-touch review, undertake any editing, and provide you with a final proof for sign off. We will also advise you of the planned publication date for your piece, as well as provide you with a reminder of publication the day before. If you have any queries or difficulties at any stage of the process then please do get in touch. We are grateful for your time and expertise and will do whatever we can to support as many voices as possible.