“In December, Wendy Thorogood stepped down from her post as Interim Director. Wendy has steered the Association through the challenges posed by a global pandemic. This included moving to a new digital way of working and restructuring the office team, and going on to support the Association to survive in very turbulent times as we emerged from the pandemic. What started off as a short-term interim position, has lasted for almost 2 years! This is testament to Wendy’s passion and commitment to the organisation and her determination that it will not only survive, but thrive. The AoCPP Board, staff team and membership owes Wendy a huge debt of gratitude.
However, it’s not goodbye! We are delighted that Wendy has agreed to remain with the AoCPP as part of the Board of Trustees. The AoCPP Board is strong and active. Much of the direction the organisation needs now comes directly from the Board, such is their level of engagement, expertise and willingness to support. The addition of Wendy and her wealth of knowledge only serves to strengthen it further, and we look forward to many more years of working together.”
The Association of Child Protection Professionals welcomes the publication of the ‘Independent assurance review of the effectiveness of multi-agency responses to child sexual exploitation in Greater Manchester’. This provides an opportunity to understand ‘lessons learned’ and to consider what next for supporting practitioners working with potential victims of child sexual exploitation (CSE).