Association of Child Protection Professionals News 2021

INTERNATIONAL MEN’S DAY – 19 November 2021PODCAST AVAILABLE FROM TODAYToday is International Men’s Day and to recognise this AoCPP have recorded a podcast with Steve Myers, Lee Sobo-Allen and Professor Jonathan Scourfield on ‘Working with Men and Fathers in Child Protection and Safeguarding’.This podcast is also an introduction to the event on 7th July 2022, as detailed below.You can access the podcast here

                                                                                                                                                The day will be looking at fathers and intersectionality in terms of race and socioeconomic background, and how this is a challenge for engaging with professionals. As well as how professionals work with men and fathers, the challenges of being a single or non-resident father and looking at SCR reports involving fathers.

This exciting event for 2022 will take place at Leeds Beckett University.Keynote speakers:Professor Jonathan Scourfield, Cardiff UniversityProfessor Brid Featherstone, University of HuddersfieldErrol Murray, Leeds DadsOwen Thomas, Future MenWorkshop Leads: Lee Sobo-Allen and Anna TarrantThere will be two workshop sessions, morning and afternoon and networking opportunities.Register your interest now as places will be limited. Bookings will open soon with an AoCPP members’ rate of £145.

Children & Young People in Care and Care Experienced Special Interest GroupPlease see here the updates in relation to the Independent Review of Children’s Services. Its really picking up momentum and you now have a further two opportunities to voice your views, firstly through joining  a panel discussion chaired by Josh MacAlister on Wednesday 24th November 5.30-6.30pm.  Its free to attend and the link to book is here Secondly you can share your views and ideas through the extended Call for Ideas which closes on the 15th December 2021. Link here.I encourage as many of you who can to join on the panel discussion on  24th  November and submit ideas through the extended Call for Ideas.