We believe in evidence-based practice and practice-based research. We seek to enhance the links between research and practice in all our activities to ensure that those on the frontline of child protection are armed with the latest evidence and findings so they can provide the best service for children and families. 

We want to ensure that research is embedded in practice need and experience, and that the outcomes have maximum reach into practitioner communities in formats that are accessible and able to be acted upon.


For Researchers

Helping to support research into child abuse and neglect and in particular to ensure that research has the maximum impact in practice, is central to what we do.  With a range of publications, and events with an international reach, we can help with your dissemination activities and ensure that your work has the best chance of making a difference in practice.

You can get involved in a number of ways at any time, but if you’d like to discuss a more targeted or bespoke approach then please contact us via [email protected]

We are happy to discuss partnering or being named on research bids in support of your dissemination and impact plans and can provide advice and support in preparing these.


Ways to increase the reach of your research

 Write for us: 

Blog –we have a guest blog series that is published fortnightly and highlights issues of interest within child protection. Our blogs aim to spark thought and discussion around things people might not have considered before and to ensure that happens we are always on the lookout for people with something to say!

 If you would like to feature a blog with us, then please do visit our blog page for more information and to see what has been published already.

Write for our journal - Child Abuse Review, the official journal of the Association of Child Protection Professionals offers the opportunity to share your research with practitioners and researchers the world over.  With a reach of over 4400 institutions worldwide submitting an article for the journal can hugely increase your impact.

Read more about writing for Child Abuse Review here


 Facilitate or speak at an event

We provide a variety of learning events for diverse multi-disciplinary audiences from all parts of the UK as well as international delegates. Our events are open to members and non-members and audiences are mainly professional and often very experienced individuals. As such we welcome the opportunity to form part of your dissemination plan by offering the chance to host an event with us or to speak at one of our planned events.

 For information about our planned or forthcoming events please visit the events section of our website.