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 2016 costs £97 for an individual by credit card or cheque, £149 for an organisation or £273 for an agency so please contact the office for information. Paying by direct debit costs £82. 

See our Membership page for full details and benefits.

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


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BASPCAN 10TH International Congress
8th – 11th April 2018, at the University of Warwick
‘Thinking Outside the Box: Innovative Perspectives on Protecting Children and Young People’
Please follow this link for the full information.

Pathways to Harm, Pathways To Protection: Learning From Serious And Fatal Child Maltreatment A series of one-day seminars drawing on learning from the Department for Education Triennial Review of Serious Case Reviews, 2011-14- released July 2016  
Please follow this link for the full information.

Tues 21 June 2016 For the fourth year running the NSPCC have today published their state of the nation report, How safe are our children? which again provides the most comprehensive overview of child protection in the United Kingdom. 
Please follow this link for the full information.

Could you join the Department of Health/SCIE expert group on looked-after children? The Department of Health and the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) is seeking frontline professionals to join new expert group on care pathways.
Do you want to improve the journey of looked-after children through the care system? Do you work directly with looked-after children – or know someone who does?
Please follow this link for the full information.

Thurs 26 May 2016
The Wood Review has now been published and the Government have also released their response. Please follow this link for the full information.

25th Anniversary Conference of ‘Child Abuse Review’
18 November 2016, Birmingham
Call for Abstracts and announcement, Abstract form and Conference structure information is here

Special Virtual Issue of CAR on Child Sexual Exploitation
Free access until 17 July - more info here.


Working with parents who have mental health problems: Understanding how to develop inclusive practices in child protection
Monday 27th June 2016 at The Rose Bowl, Leeds Beckett University, Leeds, LS1 3HB

Kate Crawford, mother, voice hearer and expert-by-experience
Dr Gail Coleman-Oluwabusola, consultant clinical psychologist
Olafare Oluwabusola, father and expert-by-experience
Siobhan Beckwith, alongside speakers from the Mothers Apart project, Kirklees
Clare Shaw, educationalist, writer and mother
Tamsin Walker, mother, activist, educationalist and illustrator

Full information and application form: Download [DOC]

£95 - Special discounted rate for members
£180 - Non-member rate. This rate also gives you complimentary membership for 2016 on completion of a membership/direct debit form.
£33 - Student rate – criteria applies i.e. Proof of full time education

Bookings via: the booking page.

Pay at this link: http://www.baspcan.org.uk/payment.php

ISPCAN 21st Congress in Galgary 28-31 August 2016.

Bookings are now open and the early bird deadline is 15 May 2016