26 episodes

Frontline practitioners in key worker positions are currently finding themselves overworked, time poor and confused while working under unprecedented circumstances.In an attempt to alleviate the pressure child protection professionals are under, the AoCPP podcast was born.There has never been a more important time to keep up with child protection and safeguarding news. But with government regulation changing daily, we realise not all frontline professionals have the time to do so. That’s why we’ve created this podcast – to give you what you need to stay informed.
In our special episodes, we take a more focused look at a singular issue that child protection professionals need to know about. These are often specific and urgent – so we’ll be talking with a professional at the forefront of the issue.
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The Association of Child Protection Professionals is a registered charity and membership association. We provide education and professional development opportunities for those working in child protection.Our mission is to improve the lives and safety of children by working with those in the sector to provide research, representation, training, and support.
If you'd like to know more about us, visit: childprotectionprofessionals.org.uk
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Frontline practitioners in key worker positions are currently finding themselves overworked, time poor and confused while working under unprecedented circumstances.In an attempt to alleviate the pressure child protection professionals are under, the AoCPP podcast was born.There has never been a more important time to keep up with child protection and safeguarding news. But with government regulation changing daily, we realise not all frontline professionals have the time to do so. That’s why we’ve created this podcast – to give you what you need to stay informed.
In our special episodes, we take a more focused look at a singular issue that child protection professionals need to know about. These are often specific and urgent – so we’ll be talking with a professional at the forefront of the issue.
...
The Association of Child Protection Professionals is a registered charity and membership association. We provide education and professional development opportunities for those working in child protection.Our mission is to improve the lives and safety of children by working with those in the sector to provide research, representation, training, and support.
If you'd like to know more about us, visit: childprotectionprofessionals.org.uk
Or if you have any enquiries, email us at: hello@aocpp.org.uk

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    Child Abuse Review Special: Nurses’ Experiences of Communicating Abuse and Neglect with Dr Lauren Lines

    Child Abuse Review Special: Nurses’ Experiences of Communicating Abuse and Neglect with Dr Lauren Lines

    Today's episode is a Child Abuse Review Special where we hear from researchers and academics who've published articles in our Journal.
    In this episode Wendy Thorogood, Chair of the Association of Child Protection Professionals talks to Dr Lauren Lines about her research paper recently published in our journal, Child Abuse Review, titled ‘Constructing a Compelling Case: Nurses’ Experiences of Communicating Abuse and Neglect’. 
    Dr Lauren Lines (RN, BNhons, MN, PhD) is a Lecturer in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences at Flinders University, Australia. Lauren has a paediatric nursing background, working for almost 10 years in paediatric acute care. At present, Lauren teaches both undergraduate and postgraduate specialist paediatric/child health nursing. Lauren’s PhD (2020) explored nurses' experiences of addressing child abuse in Australian child-focused settings. Lauren’s current research - the Safeguarding Project (funded by Flinders Foundation Health Seed Grant) - is identifying the nature and scope of Australian nursing and midwifery roles in a public health approach to preventing and responding to child abuse and neglect. 
    Wendy Thorogood is a retired Designated Nurse Consultant for children with NHS Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) based in Dorchester. She trained at St Guy's hospital in London, specialising in child and adult nursing intensive care and cardiac and renal transplants.
    Wendy delivered the national leadership programme for safeguarding for the Department of Health and worked directly with the NHS Confederation in relation to current changes ;providing assurance that current and future providers of services are compliant in relation to safeguarding national and local standards;working with Lead Commissioners and the performance team to develop agreed key performance indicators and safety metrics for providers;identifying and taking appropriate action on key risks and issues across commissioned services that may affect safeguarding of children, young people.
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    We started this podcast at the beginning of lockdown to support professionals continuing to work with vulnerable children, and families, under unprecedented circumstances. 
    With the goal of alleviating the pressure child protection professionals are under, we’ve brought together leading experts within research and practice to impart their knowledge of the latest issues in child protection and safeguarding.
    Eighteen months and thousands of downloads later, we want to hear from YOU about what you would like to hear in upcoming episodes.
    Whether it’s a particular topic you want discussed, or a particular person you want invited on the show. We want to ensure that the podcast reflects what you need.
    So feel free to email us at hello@childprotectionprofessionals.org.uk with any suggestions. 
    And if you’ve been enjoying listening to this podcast - please rate, review and subscribe as it helps other child protection professionals find us.
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    Find us at:
    childprotectionprofessionals.org.uk
    Twitter: @AoCPPTweet
    Facebook: The Association of Child Protection Professionals
    Email: hello@childprotectionprofessionals.org.uk
    Find out more about Wendy at: https://www.childprotectionprofessionals.org.uk/wendy-thorogood
    Find out more about Lauren at: https://www.flinders.edu.au/people/lauren.lines

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    Music by Alexander King

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    • 25 min
    Working with Men and Fathers in Child Protection and Safeguarding with Lee Sobo-Allen and Prof Jonathan Scourfield

    Working with Men and Fathers in Child Protection and Safeguarding with Lee Sobo-Allen and Prof Jonathan Scourfield

    It's International Men's Day 2021, and to commemorate it Steve Myers, Trustee of the Association of Child Protection Professionals is talking to Lee Sobo-Allen and Professor Jonathan Scourfield about working with men and fathers in child protection and safeguarding.
    Lee Sobo-Allen is a Senior Lecturer in Social Work with previous experience as a qualified social worker in child protection, children with disabilities and adults with learning disabilities. His research interests includes social work engagement with fathers. After qualifying as a social worker at the University of Manchester in 1998, Lee worked in the areas of child protection, children with disabilities and adults with learning disabilities. It was during this time that he developed an interest in, and knowledge of, the need to engage with fathers in childcare social work as both a risk and a resource. This interest has continued in his studies, and in his teaching in social work education at a number of universities. Lee is currently undertaking a PhD at Leeds Beckett University where he is currently exploring the engagement of non-resident fathers by social workers as potential alternative carers for their children.
    Jonathan Scourfield is Professor of Social Work in Cardiff University, where he has worked for 25 years. He is Deputy Director of CASCADE, the Children's Social Care Research and Development Centre. Before becoming an academic, he worked as a secondary school teacher, group worker in a therapeutic community and probation officer. He was seconded to the Welsh Government, from 2018-21, as specialist policy adviser to the Minister responsible for social care. He is the author of Gender and Child Protection and Working with Men and Health and Social Care (with Brid Featherstone and Mark Rivett).
    Steve Myers is Director of Social Sciences at the University of Salford. He is a qualified and registered Social Worker with a background in child protection and youth justice. He has worked in both statutory and voluntary organisations and has been involved with the education and training of Social Workers in Higher Education for the past 25 years.
    Register your interest for our upcoming event on the "Challenges and opportunities in the engagement and assessment of fathers in child safeguarding" by emailing hello@aocpp.org.uk
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    We started this podcast at the beginning of lockdown to support professionals continuing to work with vulnerable children, and families, under unprecedented circumstances. 
    With the goal of alleviating the pressure child protection professionals are under, we’ve brought together leading experts within research and practice to impart their knowledge of the latest issues in child protection and safeguarding.
    Eighteen months and thousands of downloads later, we want to hear from YOU about what you would like to hear in upcoming episodes.
    Whether it’s a particular topic you want discussed, or a particular person you want invited on the show. We want to ensure that the podcast reflects what you need.
    So feel free to email us at hello@aocpp.org.uk with any suggestions. 
    And if you’ve been enjoying listening to this podcast - please rate, review and subscribe as it helps other child protection professionals find us.
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    Find us at:
    childprotectionprofessionals.org.uk
    Twitter: @AoCPPTweet
    Facebook: The Association of Child Protection Professionals
    Email: hello@childprotectionprofessionals.org.uk
    Find our guests at @j_scourfield and @SoboAlllen on Twitter

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    Music by Alexander King

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    • 28 min
    Domestic Abuse Against Men with Ian McNicholl

    Domestic Abuse Against Men with Ian McNicholl

    In today's episode Wendy Thorogood, Chair of the Association of Child Protection Professionals talks to Ian McNicholl about what we as professionals need to know about domestic abuse against men.
    In just 14 months, Ian McNicholl migrated from been a picture of health, a home owner, a successful businessman and been financially comfortable to become permanently scarred, registered disabled, homeless, a Benefit Claimant and on the verge of Bankruptcy. Following criminal proceedings, his Female Perpetrator received a custodial sentence of 7 Years for Grievous Bodily Harm with Intent. Ian has shared his traumatic events via both local and national Media Outlets and presented at numerous Conferences in order to raise awareness and enhance existing levels of understanding within the Domestic Abuse profession therefore encouraging more Victims to come forward.
    Ian is an Ambassador for “Men Reaching Out” and a member of both the “Employers Initiative on Domestic Abuse (EIDA”) and the “Men & Boys Coalition”.
    Wendy Thorogood is a retired Designated Nurse Consultant for children with NHS Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) based in Dorchester. She trained at St Guy's hospital in London, specialising in child and adult nursing intensive care and cardiac and renal transplants.
    Wendy delivered the national leadership programme for safeguarding for the Department of Health and worked directly with the NHS Confederation in relation to current changes ;providing assurance that current and future providers of services are compliant in relation to safeguarding national and local standards;working with Lead Commissioners and the performance team to develop agreed key performance indicators and safety metrics for providers;identifying and taking appropriate action on key risks and issues across commissioned services that may affect safeguarding of children, young people.
    Wendy has also spent time working in South Africa in a maternity unit, within a Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU) in Kent, and has worked with drug users to improve maternal care - a project that still runs today.
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    We started this podcast at the beginning of lockdown to support professionals continuing to work with vulnerable children, and families, under unprecedented circumstances. 
    With the goal of alleviating the pressure child protection professionals are under, we’ve brought together leading experts within research and practice to impart their knowledge of the latest issues in child protection and safeguarding.
    Eighteen months and thousands of downloads later, we want to hear from YOU about what you would like to hear in upcoming episodes.
    Whether it’s a particular topic you want discussed, or a particular person you want invited on the show. We want to ensure that the podcast reflects what you need.
    So feel free to email us at hello@childprotectionprofessionals.org.uk with any suggestions. 
    And if you’ve been enjoying listening to this podcast - please rate, review and subscribe as it helps other child protection professionals find us.
    ...
    Find us at:
    childprotectionprofessionals.org.uk
    Twitter: @AoCPPTweet
    Facebook: The Association of Child Protection Professionals
    Email: hello@childprotectionprofessionals.org.uk
    Find out more about Wendy at: https://www.childprotectionprofessionals.org.uk/wendy-thorogood
    Book onto Ian's Masterclass at: https://bit.ly/3jiO8sB

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    Music by Alexander King

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    • 22 min
    Early help and intervention with Birth Companions

    Early help and intervention with Birth Companions

    Welcome to Association of Child Protection Professionals' Podcast, a podcast where we, alongside guest hosts, share with you the latest in child and family safeguarding. 
    In today's episode Wendy Thorogood, Chair of the Association of Child Protection Professionals talks to Kirsty Kitchen from Birth Companions about their work supporting women in pregnancy and early motherhood and what child protection professionals can learn from their experience.
    Kirsty Kitchen is Head of Policy and Communications at Birth Companions – a charity specialising in the needs and experiences of women facing disadvantage and inequality in pregnancy and early motherhood. Birth Companions’ frontline services and influencing work seeks to improve the care and outcomes of women affected by the criminal justice, social services and immigration systems during the 1001 critical days from conception to a child’s second birthday.
    Wendy Thorogood is a retired Designated Nurse Consultant for children with NHS Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) based in Dorchester. She trained at St Guy's hospital in London, specialising in child and adult nursing intensive care and cardiac and renal transplants.
    Wendy delivered the national leadership programme for safeguarding for the Department of Health and worked directly with the NHS Confederation in relation to current changes ;providing assurance that current and future providers of services are compliant in relation to safeguarding national and local standards;working with Lead Commissioners and the performance team to develop agreed key performance indicators and safety metrics for providers;identifying and taking appropriate action on key risks and issues across commissioned services that may affect safeguarding of children, young people.
    Wendy has also spent time working in South Africa in a maternity unit, within a Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU) in Kent, and has worked with drug users to improve maternal care - a project that still runs today.
    ...
    We started this podcast at the beginning of lockdown to support professionals continuing to work with vulnerable children, and families, under unprecedented circumstances. 
    With the goal of alleviating the pressure child protection professionals are under, we’ve brought together leading experts within research and practice to impart their knowledge of the latest issues in child protection and safeguarding.
    All in an effort to ensure that whether you’re out on the frontline, delivering your services at home, or even on furlough, you are able to stay informed.
    Eighteen months and thousands of downloads later, we want to hear from YOU about what you would like to hear in upcoming episodes.
    Whether it’s a particular topic you want discussed, or a particular person you want invited on the show. We want to ensure that the podcast reflects what you need.
    So feel free to email us at hello@childprotectionprofessionals.org.uk with any suggestions. 
    And if you’ve been enjoying listening to this podcast - please rate, review and subscribe as it helps other child protection professionals find us.
    ...
    Find us at:
    childprotectionprofessionals.org.uk
    Twitter: @AoCPPTweet
    Facebook: The Association of Child Protection Professionals
    Email: hello@childprotectionprofessionals.org.uk
    Find out more about Wendy at: https://www.childprotectionprofessionals.org.uk/wendy-thorogood
    Find out more about Birth Companions at: https://www.birthcompanions.org.uk/

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    Music by Alexander King

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    • 22 min
    An evidence-based approach to tackling child exploitation w/ Dr Aravinda Kosaraju

    An evidence-based approach to tackling child exploitation w/ Dr Aravinda Kosaraju

    Welcome to Association of Child Protection Professionals' Podcast, a podcast where we, alongside guest hosts, share with you the latest in child and family safeguarding. 
    In today's episode Wendy Thorogood, Chair of the Association of Child Protection Professionals talks to Dr Aravinda Kosaraju about child sexual exploitation and how professionals can support families to prevent it.
    Dr Aravinda Kosaraju is a qualified lawyer and social worker specialising in Criminology. With many years of experience working with national and international non-governmental organisations including Parents against Child Sexual Exploitation, Lawyer’s Collective and the  Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative. 
     
    Aravinda has researched extensively into child sexual exploitation, sex trafficking and was involved in various policy reform initiatives in India and the UK. She has also developed multi-agency practitioner training on safeguarding children from sexual exploitation. 
     
    Her research draws from critical perspectives in law and criminology broadly engaging with issues of violence against women and children; criminal justice responses to sexual offending; and safeguarding children policy and practice. Her PhD thesis examined the process of attrition in cases involving crimes of child sexual exploitation in England and Wales.
     
    More recently, Aravinda is a Lecturer in Advanced Child Protection at the University of Kent’s Centre for Child Protection. Her current research focuses on supporting sexually exploited children through criminal justice; effective investigation and prosecution of sexual offences against children; and working with children on the move.
    Wendy Thorogood is a retired Designated Nurse Consultant for children with NHS Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) based in Dorchester. She trained at St Guy's hospital in London, specialising in child and adult nursing intensive care and cardiac and renal transplants.
    Wendy delivered the national leadership programme for safeguarding for the Department of Health and worked directly with the NHS Confederation in relation to current changes ;providing assurance that current and future providers of services are compliant in relation to safeguarding national and local standards;working with Lead Commissioners and the performance team to develop agreed key performance indicators and safety metrics for providers;identifying and taking appropriate action on key risks and issues across commissioned services that may affect safeguarding of children, young people.
    Wendy has also spent time working in South Africa in a maternity unit, within a Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU) in Kent, and has worked with drug users to improve maternal care - a project that still runs today.
    ...
    We started this podcast at the beginning of lockdown to support professionals continuing to work with vulnerable children, and families, under unprecedented circumstances. 
    With the goal of alleviating the pressure child protection professionals are under, we’ve brought together leading experts within research and practice to impart their knowledge of the latest issues in child protection and safeguarding.
    All in an effort to ensure that whether you’re out on the frontline, delivering your services at home, or even on furlough, you are able to stay informed.
    Six months and thousands of downloads later, we want to hear from YOU about what you would like to hear in upcoming episodes.
    Whether it’s a particular topic you want discussed, or a particular person you want invited on the show. We want to ensure that the podcast reflects what you need.
    So feel free to email us at hello@childprotectionprofessionals.org.uk with any suggestions. 
    And if you’ve been enjoying listening to this podcast - please rate, review and subscribe as it helps other child protection professionals find us.
    ...
    Find us at:
    childprotectionprofessionals.org.uk
    Twitter: @AoCPPTweet
    Facebook: The Association of Child Protectio

    • 29 min
    Poverty, Child Protection and an Uncertain Future w/ Professor Brid Featherstone

    Poverty, Child Protection and an Uncertain Future w/ Professor Brid Featherstone

    Welcome to Association of Child Protection Professionals' Podcast, a podcast where we, alongside guest hosts, share with you the latest in child and family safeguarding. 
    In today's episode Wendy Thorogood, Chair of the Association of Child Protection Professionals talks to Professor Brid Featherstone about the child protection implications of poverty, and what the sector and government need to acknowledge amongst an uncertain future.
    Brid Featherstone is Professor of Social Work at the University of Huddersfield. She was a member of the Child Welfare Inequalities Project, a research project investigating the relationship between poverty and children’s chances of becoming involved with child protection systems and being looked after. And she is currently working with a number of local authorities on developing poverty aware practices in Children’s Services and local authorities more generally.
    Brid has an international reputation in the areas of gender, fathers and child protection, and has advised on reforming child protection nationally and internationally. Most recently she has co-authored the highly influential book 'Re-imagining Child Protection: towards humane social work with families', alongside Sue White and Kate Morris.
    Wendy Thorogood is a retired Designated Nurse Consultant for children with NHS Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) based in Dorchester. She trained at St Guy's hospital in London, specialising in child and adult nursing intensive care and cardiac and renal transplants.
    Wendy delivered the national leadership programme for safeguarding for the Department of Health and worked directly with the NHS Confederation in relation to current changes ;providing assurance that current and future providers of services are compliant in relation to safeguarding national and local standards;working with Lead Commissioners and the performance team to develop agreed key performance indicators and safety metrics for providers;identifying and taking appropriate action on key risks and issues across commissioned services that may affect safeguarding of children, young people.
    Wendy has also spent time working in South Africa in a maternity unit, within a Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU) in Kent, and has worked with drug users to improve maternal care - a project that still runs today.
    ...
    We started this podcast at the beginning of lockdown to support professionals continuing to work with vulnerable children, and families, under unprecedented circumstances. 
    With the goal of alleviating the pressure child protection professionals are under, we’ve brought together leading experts within research and practice to impart their knowledge of the latest issues in child protection and safeguarding.
    All in an effort to ensure that whether you’re out on the frontline, delivering your services at home, or even on furlough, you are able to stay informed.
    Six months and thousands of downloads later, we want to hear from YOU about what you would like to hear in upcoming episodes.
    Whether it’s a particular topic you want discussed, or a particular person you want invited on the show. We want to ensure that the podcast reflects what you need.
    So feel free to email us at hello@childprotectionprofessionals.org.uk with any suggestions. 
    And if you’ve been enjoying listening to this podcast - please rate, review and subscribe as it helps other child protection professionals find us.
    ...
    Find us at:
    childprotectionprofessionals.org.uk
    Twitter: @AoCPPTweet
    Facebook: The Association of Child Protection Professionals
    Email: hello@childprotectionprofessionals.org.uk
    Find out more about Wendy at: https://www.childprotectionprofessionals.org.uk/wendy-thorogood
    Find out more about Professor Brid Featherstone at: https://pure.hud.ac.uk/en/persons/brid-featherstone
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    Music by Alexander King


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    • 28 min

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