Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research

Making sense of the social world

Child protection

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    The Centre for Child Protection's simulations provide professionals with a unique way to evaluate child protection situations.
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    The Centre for Child Protection team receiving the Guardian award for digital innovation 2016


Our child protection programmes provide multi-agency practitioners with the knowledge, skills and confidence to take a child-centred approach into their practice.


We offer an Advanced Child Protection MA by distance learning, which runs on a part-time basis for two or more years. The programme is for experienced professionals working in a variety of settings.

We also offer a range of online distance-learning standalone modules, which are a useful and accessible way to undertake professional development as well as to introduce you to Master's level study.

Our programmes in child protection have been developed and are run by the Centre for Child Protection (CCP), known for its excellence and innovation in training, research and practice. Find out more on the Centre's website.


Telephone: +44(0)1227 823072 Fax: +44(0)1227 827005 or email us

SSPSSR, Faculty of Social Sciences, Cornwallis North East, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent CT2 7NF

Last Updated: 09/01/2018