The Centre for Child Protection

High Quality Child Protection Training, study & research


The Centre for Child Protection (CCP) runs a successful 2-year distance-learning part-time MA in Advanced Child Protection and has produced seven, research based, fully interactive and immersive child protection simulations for use by professionals and young people. The simulations are directly impacting on how young people are protecting themselves from being groomed and abused in face-to face and online situations, and have also impacted on how professionals facilitate these complex topics with them.  These simulation tools are used in the UK and internationally and evidence from beneficiaries, including policy makers, social care and education providers and young people themselves indicate that the simulations are highly effective in developing critical evaluation skills in young people and ultimately changing online behaviour. This page highlights some of the milestones of the Centre.

2017 Santander Funding

July/August 2017 This funding contributed towards the costs for Professor Jane Reeves to travel to Australia to make international linkages with The University of South Australia, Sydney Children's Hospital, and The Australian Federal Police.

2015 DfE funding

April 2015 the Centre was awarded funding from the Department for Education to exploring how traumatised young people in care to recognise, communicate and cope with strong emotions and manage their behaviour effectively.

2014 Internationalisation funding

This funding allowed us to make initial international linkages and to share our innovative simulations 'Looking out for Lottie' in Portland, Oregon and 'Visiting Elliot' in Los Angeles during October 2014.



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Last Updated: 21/09/2018