On the 1st of November, to celebrate 40 years of the Association of Child Protection Professionals (formerly known as BASPCAN), we held a conference bringing together researchers and practitioners from all over the country to discuss issues of importance within child protection. It was a great opportunity to hear from those at the forefront of social work research, and those at the frontline of practice.

Our speakers for the day were as follows:
- Professor Brigid Daniel (Keynote)
- Professor John Devaney (Keynote)
- Dr Nkiru Asiegbunam and Dr Stacy John-Legere
- Dr Kirsty Hudson and Ceri Evans
- Dr Sarah Lloyd (Overall winner)
- Dr Mel Hughes
- Katherine Long
- Dr Laurie Matthew
- Dr Lee Pollard (Runner up)
- Alison Prowle
- Dr Hazel G. Whitters

You can view the Keynote opening speech by Professor Brigid Daniel and others from the day