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Our Impact
The only organisation devoted to supporting practitioners & reseacrhers
The difference we make
We have been driving improvement in child protection for 40 years by working with those in the field to influence policy and practice. We exist to help children and vulnerable adults 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 and adult safeguarding.
We are the only organisation specifically devoted to supporting practitioners and researchers in the field.

We’ve been holding CPD and training events since 1986, and our triennial congress since 1991! That’s hundreds of delegates, speakers, and subjects, coming together in our name to learn, share and develop practice.
Over the years we have consulted on various subject matters with, among others, NICE, the College of Policing, the Crown Prosecution Service, the Department of Education and the Government.
What our members say

My membership is something I value as I work in academia, my knowledge and expertise is enhanced by the AoCPP community itself and the Child Abuse Review journal. I enjoy and receive great benefit from the opportunity to attend conference events and Congress to "tap into" cutting edge research and evidence of best practice nationally and internationally, all of which benefit the students on my teaching programmes and my own research and publications

Claire Richards, Lecturer, National Centre for the Study and Prevention of Violence and Abuse (NCSPVA) Worcester.