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BASPCAN is a membership association for professionals and volunteers working in the field of child protection.

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BASPCAN is a Registered Charity No. 279119.

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Joining BASPCAN for 2015 costs £92 for an individual by credit card or cheque, £142 for an organisation or £263 for an agency.

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'Child Abuse Review Journal' is part of the membership entitlement.

 


 

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9th BASPCAN Congress  Sun 12th - Wed 15th April 2015

'New Directions in Child Protection and Wellbeing: making a real difference to children's lives'

University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

Follow this link for  all information regarding Congress -  making a booking, accommodation and exhibitor information, updates on Keynote speakers and more. Relevant heading is in the left hand menu.

NOVEMBER 2014
BASPCAN experienced problems with our bankers, Royal Bank of Scotland in September/October 2014.  This problem impacted on our members and customers. RBS have now issued a full apology to BASPCAN and we wish to pass this on to all affected parties:

ROYAL BANK OF SCOTLAND - letter dated 18 November - To Whom It May Concern:

'Due to an administrative error by The Royal Bank of Scotland and through no fault of BASPCAN, the acocunts which they hold with the Bank were rendered non-operational between 11 September 2014 and 1 October 2014.

The Bank would like to sincerely apologise for any impact that this error may have caused you and I trust that this will in no way impact your relationship with our mutual customer.'

 A copy of the letter is here.


CALL FOR PAPERS SPECIAL ISSUE 2016 - Digital Technology, Child Abuse and Child Protection

If you are interested in making a contribution please click on this link for further information



26 NOV 2014 - NSPCC MEDIA RELEASE ON RESEARCH INTO SOCIAL WORKERS KNOWLEDGE OF CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE

The NSPCC will be publishing this report on Wednesday 26 November and issuing a media statement.

The report, Social workers' knowledge and confidence when working with cases of child sexual abuse: what are the issues and challenges? by Martin, L., Brady, G., Kwahali, J., Crowe, S., and Matuskova, is based on research, commissioned by the NSPCC from University of Coventry, carried out in six English local authorities. As part of the research, a series of interviews and small group discussions were conducted with social workers, managers, and LSCB chairs. The interviews and discussions considered the extent to which social workers are confident in working with cases of child sexual abuse, along with the issues and challenges of this work.

The research found that social workers are facing increasing caseloads and often need to work without support, time, knowledge, training, and sometimes front line experience to identify sexual abuse. They are often more confident in dealing with intra-familial sexual abuse than cases involving internet grooming, trafficking, sexting, or peer abuse.

The research makes a number of recommendations for local authorities, LSCBs, the College of Social Work and trainers/educators.

The full report is published Wednesday 26 November, on the NSPCC website: www.nspcc.org.uk.direct link here

 


New Publication 16 Oct 2014: Child Maltreatment in High Risk Familes: Julie Taylor and Anne Lazenbatt.  Dunedin Academic Press.  This publication commenced as a scoping report by NSPCC for the physical abuse in high risk families theme.  Further details are here. 


CHILD ABUSE REVIEW IS LOOKING FOR NEW EDITORIAL BOARD MEMBERS SO PLEASE FOLLOW THIS LINK FOR DETAILS OF HOW TO APPLY.

 


Membership renewals are now due for 2015. If you have not received an email request of renewal please contact the national office for a form to complete or further information or renew on line here.

 


The postponed Welsh Branch conference will now take place in Wrexham on 29th January 2015. This is a day conference in the memory of Dr Carys Graham OBE entitled 'Contemporary Issues in Safeguarding Children'

 

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