Celebrating 20 years of CASPAR

This week, we’re celebrating twenty years of CASPAR, our free weekly email alert containing all the developments in child protection policy, research, practice and guidance.

Since its launch in October 2000, CASPAR has contributed to sharing safeguarding information and improving practice. Over 1000 weekly alerts have been written and sent out – more than 20,000 hours of work scanning and summarising essential safeguarding knowledge and guidance.

Helping you stay up-to-date in a changing landscape

Over the last twenty years, there have been many changes impacting on children and child protection policies and guidance, including:

  • 7 government administrations and 10 ministers for children in Westminster
  • 5 government administrations in Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales
  • 5 new versions of statutory guidance for England, Working Together to Safeguard Children.

More recently, CASPAR has helped professionals across the UK keep on top of the evolving and fast-moving safeguarding guidance due to the coronavirus pandemic.

“CASPAR is invaluable in keeping up to date with safeguarding matters. Wouldn’t be without it.”


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