The impact and quality of work produced at the Centre for Child Protection has enabled us to secure funding from a range of sources.
- 2011: with funding from the University of Kent, we produced Rosie1, our prototype simulation. In 2012, user feedback and evaluation findings on Rosie1 were used to develop Rosie2, the first inter-professional training simulation on neglect
- 2013: NHS Kent, Surrey and Sussex awarded funding for the development of a new training tool for their staff – Looking out for Lottie (a simulation which won a Guardian University Award in 2016 for ‘digital innovation’)
- January 2014: TSB awarded funding for the design of a Responsive Interactive Avatar (RITA)
- October 2014: Internationalisation funding from the University of Kent enabled the CCP to establish links in the US; Looking out for Lottie in Portland, Oregon and Visiting Elliot in Los Angeles
- December 2014: the Department of Health awarded funding that enabled us to work in collaboration with the University of Kent’s award-winning Tizard Centre, to develop a ‘CPD curriculum guide for social workers who are working with people on the autism spectrum’
- March 2015: the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service (Cafcass) awarded funding to produce an online training course for developing court skills: myCourtroom: Rosie’s family go to court
- April 2015: the Department for Education awarded funding to explore how traumatised young people in care recognise, communicate and cope with strong emotions and manage their behaviour effectively
2016: the CCP was awarded three year’s funding to work with European
countries on the Erasmus+ project Family on the Move, led by the University of
- March 2016: the Home Office awarded funding to develop a training tool to help prevent radicalisation and online grooming: Maryam and Joe: Behind closed doors
- July 2017: Unit for Enhancement of Learning and Teaching (UELT, University of Kent) funding enabled the CCP to develop a MOOC covering direct work with children (and using our Rosie2 simulation).