Child Protection Standing Committee

This committee is responsible for championing the safeguarding agenda for children and young people. It advises on matters relating to child protection – preventing violence, exploitation and abuse against children.

About the committee

  • Responds to matters when children are vulnerable to exploitation or abuse and ensures that children have a right to protection
  • Encourages policy developments that foster appropriate rights for children, develop preventative services and improve education
  • Liaises and communicates with appropriate organisations and committees to provide advice and response to matters relating to child protection

You can read detailed updates from this committee on our Child Protection Portal.

Committee Chair (Officer for Child Protection)

Professor Andrew Rowland


If you would like to get involved or find out more about the committee's work, please contact You can also find out more about the College's work in this area on the Child Protection Portal.