The Safeguarding and Child Protection Association champions excellence in safeguarding and child protection.

Sacpa (the Safeguarding and Child Protection Association) is the voice of safeguarding, providing a channel to government and other key agencies. The association represents organisations, associations, agencies and individuals involved in safeguarding the welfare of children and adults at risk in the UK and overseas.

Our services include:

  • CPD and training
  • Information
  • Advice, consultancy, policy and compliance support
  • Networking opportunities
  • Resource and policy hub
  • Newsletters and an online forum
  • Government and key stakeholder representation.

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Lifeguards ‘get more child protection training than teachers, doctors and social workers’

Child advocacy campaigners want teachers to get compulsory abuse recognition training and to sharpen the Children’s Act so that it... View Article

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Texas shooting: First victims named in Uvalde primary school massacre – 19 children…

The attack is the deadliest shooting at a US school since the attack at Sandy Hook Elementary in Connecticut, almost... View Article

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Woman found guilty of murdering baby she was in the process of adopting

ENGLAND (TND) — A woman in the United Kingdom has been found guilty of murdering a 13-month-old boy who she was... View Article

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Herefordshire Council: Boy housed with sex offender by social worker

A 12-year-old boy was driven almost 200 miles and housed with a sex offender by a social worker at an... View Article

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Jake Daniels: Blackpool player says coming out will allow him to be ‘free’…

Blackpool’s Jake Daniels said his decision to come out as the UK’s only openly gay active male professional footballer would... View Article

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Google new teachers to improve safeguarding, says Government

Schools should use their “professional curiosity” when recruiting new teachers and staff members and use search engines as “another tool” to... View Article

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Overhaul of children’s social care in England urgent and unavoidable, review finds

Root-and-branch review calls for five-year, £2.6bn programme to reform a system that is under ‘extreme stress’ An urgent multibillion-pound overhaul... View Article

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Record 420,000 children a month in England treated for mental health problems

Experts say many others are denied help, and ‘relentless’ rise in demand could overwhelm NHS More than 400,000 children and... View Article

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How a parents-first approach to child services in north-west England is getting results

New Beginnings gives social workers the time to develop relationships with the families they help Almost a year ago, Clare... View Article

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Plea for equality law to protect children in care

Children in care should receive protection under the Equality Act in the same way as race and sexuality to tackle... View Article

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Sacpa represents organisations, associations, agencies and individuals involved in safeguarding and the welfare of children and adults at risk in the UK and overseas.

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