How to become a child protection officer
You can get into this job by working towards this role or applying directly.
You could do professional development training with your employer to move into child protection work.
For example, you may be a police officer and complete a course before moving to a child protection unit in your area.
You can apply directly for jobs if you're a qualified professional.
Employers often look for social workers but other roles that involve child protection include:
You'll need several years of experience working with children, young people, their parents and carers. Management experience will also be helpful.
Professional and industry bodies
You could join the Association of Child Protection Professionals for career development opportunities and to meet others doing this job.