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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

Opportunity to network with others and know I am part of a community of people committed to working for children and families; challenge to keep up to date and evidence-informed in my practice; sounding board with others for considering how best to improve policy and practice

Professor Peter Sidebotham, Member of the National Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel and Emeritus Professor of Child Health at Warwick University