Why join us?

The Association of Child Protection Professionals is a charity which has been driving improvement in child protection for 40 years.

  • We exist to help children by supporting the professionals who work with them.
  • We provide access to research; quality and affordable CPD; and peer support to anyone working in child protection. 
  • We are the only organisation specifically devoted to supporting child protection professionals and researchers in the field. 

“It is a great community of people who are supportive and committed to working for children and families, for embedding evidence-informed, authoritative practice; great opportunities for keeping up to date through the journal and through the conferences.” Dr Peter Sidebotham, Associate Professor of Child Health, Warwick Medical School Co-Editor, ‘Child Abuse Review’ and Co-Convenor, Congress 2018

Join the Association of Child Protection Professionals as a member and receive:

  • The opportunity to be a part of a UK wide network of professionals
  • The opportunity  to develop and deepen your practice based on peer-led learning and the latest research
  • Substantial discounts to attend our conference and events
  • 20% off books with Jessica Kingsley Publishers
  • The opportunity to join or start a special interest group or branch. Work on something that matters to you
  • The opportunity to add your voice and inform our work to influence policy
  • Print and online access to Child Abuse Review, including our new CPD section written by practitioners, for practitioners
  • Our fortnightly newsletter - keeping you up to date on AoCPP activities and what’s new in safeguarding and child protection research and practice.
  • The opportunity to influence how the Association develops - it's your community

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40 years, 40 memberships, 40% off

This year we are proud to be celebrating our 40th year. To mark the occasion, we are offering 40 new members 40% off membership! *

Join as an individual member - 40th anniversary offer 40% 

*This offer is open to new members only and only available to the first 40 people who sign up.