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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.
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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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    Safeguarding children in (or on the edge of) care w/ Detective Sergeant Matthew Garland-Collins

    Safeguarding children in (or on the edge of) care w/ Detective Sergeant Matthew Garland-Collins

    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 Steve Myers, Trustee of the Association of Child Protection Professionals talks to Detective Sergeant Matthew Garland-Collins about safeguarding children in and on the edge of care.
    They discuss:
    The vulnerabilities at play for these children, what Matthew and his team are doing to tackle this problem (in particular the No Wrong Door programme he and his team has adopted, and what all child protection professionals ought to know about how to protect children in and on the edge of care.
    Matthew Garland-Collins joined North Yorkshire Police in 2003 initially working on the uniform response team until 2006 where he began work with the Criminal Investigation Department and was promoted to Detective Sergeant in 2012. 
    In May 2013 he took the role as Intelligence DS and in 2015 began oversight of the police involvement with the No Wrong Door Programme.  
    Since September last year he has been the Harm Reduction, Missing from Home and No wrong Door Intelligence Sergeant for North Yorkshire Police, where he spends much of his time working with care homes to reduce the number of children going missing across Yorkshire.
    Children in care are statistically more likely to be reported as missing, subsequently becoming influenced or groomed by the wrong people. Which is why Matthew and his team are working to address why this behavior is occurring so that they can reduce the number of young people going missing.
    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.
    Steve has researched and written about strengths-based and solution focused practice, and has an interest in working with violent behaviour including sexual violence. He is keen to promote interprofessional CPD for child protection professionals and has developed and delivered several programmes to support this.
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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.
    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.
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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 Steve at: https://www.salford.ac.uk/health-and-society/our-staff/health-and-society-academics/cxs115
    Find out more about the No Wrong Door initiative adopted by the North Yorkshire Police here: https://www.northyorks.gov.uk/no-wrong-door
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    Music by Alexander King


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    • 33 min
    BONUS: We Want to Hear From You + Highlights From Past Episodes

    BONUS: We Want to Hear From You + Highlights From Past Episodes

    In today's bonus episode, we're looking back at some of the previous episodes of the AoCPP Podcast.
    Namely:

    Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Safeguarding w/ Jahnine DavisCoercive Control w/ Dr Emma KatzSafeguarding in Sport w/ Dr Daniel RhindTrauma, adversity and resilience in the context of a public health crisis w/ Warren LarkinPreventing Child Exploitation w/ Kelechi UkanduAbusive Head Trauma w/ Dr Vincent Palusci and Dr Gabriel Otterman
    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.
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    Find us at:
    childprotectionprofessionals.org.uk
    Twitter: @AoCPPTweet
    Facebook: The Association of Child Protection Professionals
    Email: hello@childprotectionprofessionals.org.uk


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    • 10 min
    Domestic Abuse Related Suicide w/Sarah Dangar

    Domestic Abuse Related Suicide w/Sarah Dangar

    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. This episode is a Special Episode. In these special episodes, we take a more focused look at a singular issue that professionals working with children and families need to know about. These are often specific and urgent – so we’ll be talking with a professional at the forefront of the issue.
    In today's episode, Ann Marie Christian, Trustee at the Association of Child Protection Professionals, talks to Sarah Dangar about domestic abuse related suicide and the work AAFDA, Advocacy After Fatal Domestic Abuse, does in the statuatory review processes that follow.
    Sarah Dangar is the Operations Manager and Deputy CEO at AAFDA, a centre of excellence for reviews after domestic abuse related deaths.  She regularly sits on the Home Office Domestic Homicide Review Quality Assurance Panel and in this role has quality assured over 200 Domestic Homicide Reviews. 
     
    Sarah has extensive experience supporting victims of domestic and sexual violence.  She previously managed victim services for British Forces personnel in Germany and Cyprus and established a witness service for the Military Court in Germany. 
     
    In September 2019, Sarah delivered a workshop on Domestic Violence at the European Conference in Oslo, focusing on reviews of non-homicide Domestic Abuse related deaths. And was recently awarded a 2020 Churchill Fellowship. Which will see her travel to the USA and Australia to examine the models of domestic abuse death reviews in order to share this learning in the UK. 
    Sarah is currently on the Clore Social Leadership program: Emerging Leaders Women and Girls Sector 2020, and a Trustee for Trevi House.
    And on October 15th, Sarah will be speaking at our Domestic Abuse Virtual Conference, where we have brought together leading experts within this field to share their learnings.

    Ann Marie is a registered children & families’ social worker practicing over two decades with twelve years of social work management. She worked in a pilot project as a school based social worker in the late nineties for four years and experienced safeguarding of children pre:threshold intervention. Ann Marie evolved and managed cluster social workers in schools and provided safeguarding advice as a safeguarding advisor to schools and Headteachers. This role included a LADO role for education settings. Ann Marie is now an International Safeguarding Consultant & Trainer and is carries out associate work for various organisations including NSPCC, Council of International Schools, Premier League and much more.
    Would you like to learn more from this discussion? If you are a member, you can access extra resources created by our podcast guests and kindly made accessible to AoCPP members via our members website.
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    For those listening in the future, this episode is being recorded and published while the UK (and the world) is experiencing the COVID19 pandemic. Many frontline professionals are finding themselves overworked, time poor and confused as government guidance is changing daily. To alleviate the pressure child protection professionals are under, we have created the AoCPP Podcast, which will provide support to these professionals who continue to serve our country, its vulnerable children, and families, in unprecedented circumstances.
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    Find us at:
    childprotectionprofessionals.org.uk
    Twitter: @AoCPPTweet
    Facebook: The Association of Child Protection Professionals
    Email: hello@aocpp.org.uk
    Find out more about AAFDA: https://aafda.org.uk/
    Find out more about Ann Marie: http://annmariechristian.com/

     
    Music by Alexander King

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    • 28 min
    Fabricated and Induced Illness: Professional Dilemmas w/ Dr Sarah Steele

    Fabricated and Induced Illness: Professional Dilemmas w/ Dr Sarah Steele

    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. This episode is a Special Episode. In these special episodes, we take a more focused look at a singular issue that professionals working with children and families need to know about. These are often specific and urgent – so we’ll be talking with a professional at the forefront of the issue.
    In today's episode, Wendy Thorogood, Chair of the Association of Child Protection Professionals, talks to  Dr Sarah Steele about Fabricated and Induced Illness and the professional dilemmas that come along with it.
    It is widely recognized and acknowledged across the health, police and social care economies that Fabricated and Induced Illness by Carers (FII) is one of the most challenging areas of Child Protection in which to work. Practitioners have to make extremely exacting professional judgements and can experience various levels of stress when addressing the multiplicity of complex issues inherent in such cases.
    There is no universally agreed definition of FII, and there is no unique profile in the context of those who perpetrate this form of child abuse. Hobbs et al refer to FII as ‘a deceptive, secretive and interactional liaison which has at its centre the child, the doctor or other professional and the perpetrator…..’. It is imperative therefore that all professionals recognize this risk from the very start of the case as a first step towards, not only better protecting the child victims, but, also in beginning to protect the professionals themselves from being negatively impacted by the inherent divisiveness of such cases as well as from potentially being entrapped in the abusive cycle.
    Having a heightened professional awareness of the intrinsic risks in FII cases can be a first step in helping to prevent or contemporaneously address any conflicts and issues as they arise on the front line.
    Dr Sarah Steele is an Independent Child Safeguarding Consultant and formerly Head of Safeguarding and Consultant Nurse at a large university hospital NHS foundation Trust and active member of two LSCBs. She has over fifteen years experience as a practitioner, manager, teacher and strategic leader specialising in child protection in both community and acute settings.
    Sarah is currently director of Patronus Child Protection Consultancy which provides specialist advisory services including expert advice, guidance and support on a range of aspects of child protection and safeguarding to national and regional organisations including health, police and social care professionals, charities and LSCBs/Safeguarding Partnerships amongst others both in the UK and beyond.
    She has undertaken numerous Serious Case Reviews, Appreciative Inquiries, Internal Management Reviews, Child Death and other Reviews. She has led on Culture and Practice Change Initiatives in relation to closer working with adult safeguarding teams and for many years has promoted the concept of triangulation of information and working practices in the context of the children of vulnerable adult patients who are parents/carers to inform and support contextual safeguarding.
    Sarah has a particular interest in and significant experience of managing the full range of Fabricated and Induced Illness (FII) spectrum cases in multi-agency and acute hospital settings. She contributed to the DCSF 2008 national guidance document ‘Safeguarding Children in whom illness is fabricated or induced’, as well as co-developing a local standard operating procedure (SOP) with a senior police colleague in 2015 to facilitate and support enhanced collaborative multi-agency working across such complex cases.
    She has developed and supported the implementation of comprehensive and wide-ranging programmes of child protection trainin

    • 36 min
    Suicide: A mother's testimony... (short)

    Suicide: A mother's testimony... (short)

    The following episode discusses suicide including, descriptions of a suicide, suicide attempts and self-harm. This content may be disturbing, so we encourage listeners to prepare themselves emotionally before proceeding, and potentially postpone listening until you feel ready. If you believe that the episode will be traumatising, we urge you to forego it. And if you need information on suicide prevention helplines, please visit the show notes for this episode.
    Welcome to Association of Child Protection Professionals' Podcast, a podcast where we, alongside guest hosts, share with you what you need to know in child protection and safeguarding.
    This episode is a Special Episode. In these special episodes, we take a more focused look at a singular issue that professionals working with children and families need to know about. These are often specific and urgent – so we’ll be talking with a professional at the forefront of the issue.
    In today's episode Wendy Thorogood, Chair of the AoCPP, talks to Michayla about her daughter's experience of mental health conditions and subsequent attempts at taking her own life. She discusses, her family's fight to keep their daughter alive, the effects of COVID on mental health services, and what services and professionals need to do in order to better protect children and young people in her daughter's position.
    We greatly appreciate Michayla for sharing her and her daughter's story.
    This is a short extract from Wendy's conversation with Michayla. AoCPP members can access the full story via the member's area of our website.


    For more information on suicide prevention charities and hotlines, visit the links below:
    Papyrus UK: https://www.papyrus-uk.org/
    Samaritans: https://www.samaritans.org/
    Silence of Suicide (Adults): https://sossilenceofsuicide.org/
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    For those listening in the future, this episode is being recorded and published during the COVID19 pandemic. Many frontline professionals are finding themselves overworked, time poor and confused as government guidance is changing daily. To alleviate the pressure child protection professionals are under, we have created the AoCPP Podcast, which will provide support to these professionals who continue to serve our country, its vulnerable children, and families, in unprecedented circumstances.
    ...
    Find us at:
    childprotectionprofessionals.org.uk
    Twitter: AoCPPTweet
    Facebook: The Association of Child Protection Professionals
    Email: hello@aocpp.org.uk

    Music by Alexander King.

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    • 10 min
    Safeguarding in Educational Guardianship w/ AEGIS

    Safeguarding in Educational Guardianship w/ AEGIS

    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.
    This episode is a Special Episode. In these special episodes, we take a more focused look at a singular issue that professionals working with children and families need to know about. These are often specific and urgent – so we’ll be talking with a professional at the forefront of the issue.
    In today's episode, Wendy Thorogood, Chair of the Association of Child Protection Professionals, talks to Yasemin Wigglesworth, CEO of AEGIS about their work in providing accreditation for guardianship organisations providing services to international students aged 18 and under and studying in the UK.
    AEGIS was founded in 1994 by a group of established guardianship organisations and UK boarding schools in response to the lack of regulations around care of international students, aged 18 and under, studying in the UK. 
     
    Currently, no existing legislation requires registration or accreditation of guardians looking after international students during school holidays in the UK or if short term care is needed out of school. 
     
    This is why AEGIS works, firstly, to ensure that guardianship organisations meet the standards of current safeguarding and child protection legislation; and secondly, to ensure that the highest standards are maintained by guardianship organisations in respect of the pastoral, social, cultural and educational welfare of international students.
    The core work of AEGIS is the accreditation of guardianship organisations through a rigorous programme of inspections. AEGIS also shares best practice in guardianship with schools and agents. Offering support, guidance and preparation to guardianship organisations seeking accreditation. While also offering support, guidance and up-to-date information to schools, guardians, parents, agents and the education sector.
    Wendy Thorogood is a retired Designated Nurse Consultant for children. 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.
    She is currently the chair of the Association of Child Protection Professionals.
    Would you like to learn more from this discussion? You can access extra resources kindly made accessible to AoCPP members by AEGIS via our website.

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    Did you know you can access AoCPP resources for free?

    The AoCPP is offering a free membership trial between until the 31st of August this year.
    We realise that the next few months will continue to put pressure on child protection professionals, particularly those working on the frontline, and that is why we’re opening our resources to as many of you as possible.
     
    To sign up for your free membership and for more information go to childprotectionprofessionals.org.uk/join

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    For those listening in the future, this episode is being recorded and published while the UK (and the world) is experiencing the COVID19 pandemic. Many frontline professionals are finding themselves overworked, time poor and confused as government guidance is changing daily. To alleviate the pressure child protection professionals are under, we have created the AoCPP Podcast, which will provide suppor

    • 28 min

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