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For Researchers

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

Research and Conference Proposals - Endorsements and Partnerships
Research and Conference Proposals - Endorsements and Partnerships
The AoCPP have a long history of research and scholarly partnership. This includes endorsement and partnership in respect of research projects, conferences and publications. As such we welcome applications for research projects and/or conference endorsement/partnership.
To submit an application, please complete the following proforma (Click here to view) and email it to
All applications will be considered against the following criteria (Click here to view) and will be charged a nominal fee of £50 for the standard consideration timeframe (please note invoices will be submitted on receipt of application, and payment must be received before an application is considered by the AoCPP Research Panel).

The Research Panel comprises:
Dr Ciaran Murphy (Chair)
Professor Jermaine Ravalier (Vice Chair)
Julie Baker (Practice Lead)
Dr Michaela Rogers (University of Sheffield)
Dr Helen Richardson-Foster (University of Central Lancashire)
Dr Sarah Shorrock (University of Bradford)
Dr Jenny Driscoll (Kings College London & Co-Editor Child Abuse Review)
Professor Kish Bhatti-Sinclair (University of Chichester & Co-Editor Child Abuse Review

Benefits of research endorsement:
The benefit of receiving formal endorsement from the AoCPP Research Panel is that it indicates to third parties (i.e., prospective participants; attendees; funding committees; etc) that the proposed project/endeavour was formally considered against the AoCPP Research Panel’s Assessment Criteria (Click here to view); that it was judged by the Panel as meeting these criteria; and thus, was, at the point of application, considered to be worthy of endorsement by the AoCPP. Furthermore, all applications which receive endorsement by the AoCPP Research Panel will receive a formal letter notifying applicants of this outcome, which will also include a unique endorsement reference number. Applicants who receive formal endorsement are welcome to share their endorsement letter and/or endorsement reference number in all future aspects of the proposed project/endeavour (including data collection; participant information/consent forms; and in dissemination material).

Target Group:
Endorsement of a research project/endeavour may be of interest to anyone engaged in child protection and/or safeguarding research endeavours/knowledge exchange, including, but not limited to: practitioners; academics, PhD and MRes students; research fellows; private, charitable and voluntary organisations; and conference organisers. It is also likely to be of interest to a multi-professional demographic – including social workers; nurses; midwifes; doctors; police officers; etc.

Any questions about the endorsement process or anything else in relation to research can be emailed to and marked FAO AoCPP Research Panel.

For Researchers
Ways to increase the reach of your research
Write for us:
Writing for the Child Abuse Review
Facilitate or speak at an event
AoCPP People

Affiliate Scheme

We’ve been working hard to find new ways to give more value to our members, and we’re excited to tell you that this month sees the launch of our brand-new affiliate scheme!

As a valued member of the AoCPP we want to reward you for spreading the word about our organisation and our events, and so from now on, every time someone you recommend to us joins the Association or purchases one of our sessions, we’ll give you 20% of their total spend.

All you need to do to start earning commission is: 

  • Ensure that you are registered on our award-winning website by creating an account here

  • Once registered log in to your account and complete your profile details

  • Share your personalised link (it should look something like this - with your colleagues and network. 

Then just sit back and let us do the rest, and we’ll send you your commission at the end of each month. You can log in to your account at any time to see referrals you have made, the commission you have earnt, and what you've been paid.