Thinking outside the box
BASPCAN 10th International Congress
8th – 11th April 2018
University of Warwick, Coventry, UK
This major international congress will bring together practitioners, survivors of abuse, researchers, trainers and policy makers to learn from each other, reflect and consider how we can improve services to support families and protect children and young people.
We will be continually updating this information over the next few months: to register your interest and receive the latest updates as they become available, please email email@example.com with your email address and the header ‘Congress 2018 Updates’.
We have a limited number of 2017 congress desk calendars available. These stylish calendars incorporate stunning images from our partners, Motionhouse dance company’ along with important information about the congress. They are available on a first-come, first-served basis to those registering for updates.
The theme of Thinking outside the box reflects our desire to learn and develop, encouraging participants to be creative and reflexive, and to interact with each other. As a congress participant you will:
- Hear innovative and challenging keynote talks from a range of speakers within and outside the child protection fields
- Update your knowledge and skills, learning from new and emerging research
- Learn from survivors and users of family services (experts by experience)
- Network with others who feel passionately about protecting children and supporting families
- Reflect on theory, research and practice to gain a deeper understanding of child abuse and neglect
- Celebrate the good work and progress that has been made in safeguarding children, while acknowledging the ongoing pain experienced by those affected by abuse and neglect, and recognising the need to continually learn and improve
Click here to hear an invitation from Peter Sidebotham, Congress co-convenor
We have put together an inspiring programme of keynote talks, free papers, symposia and workshops that will allow you to update your knowledge and skills, learning from new and emerging research and interacting with others who feel passionately about protecting children and supporting families
Click here to see further details of the programme
- Understanding child abuse and neglect
- Investigation, Assessment and Planning
- Protection, Therapy and Rehabilitation
- Learning to Listen: To children, To families, To practitioners
- Experts by Experience
- Survivors of Abuse
- Users of Services: Practitioners, Research and Trainers
- Commissioners and Policy Maker
The Congress will be held at the University of Warwick, one of the UK’s leading universities, with a dynamic, enterprising approach to solving global challenges. The world-class campus offers excellent facilities, with accommodation, all conference venues, shops, bars and restaurants, all set in an attractive environment with lakeside and woodland walks, landscaped gardens and innovative artwork.
The University is located in the heart of Shakespeare’s country, with easy access to Stratford upon Avon, Warwick and Kenilworth Castles, Coventry Cathedral with its International Centre for Reconciliation, and the wonderful Warwickshire countryside with canals, rolling hills, and traditional English pubs. There are easy rail, road and air links with Birmingham International airport just 20 minutes away, and Coventry station a short taxi ride from the campus.
February 2017: Call for Abstracts opens
July 2017: Early Bird booking opens
September 2017: Abstract submission closes
December 2017: Early Bird booking closes
Registration categories and fees:
There will be three registration categories:
Category A for members and those from small, not-for-profit organisations
Category B for non-members
Category C for students, those from low-income countries, and those who are unwaged or with a low family income
Watch this space for details of how to submit an abstract.
Accommodation is available at discounted rates on the University Campus.
Alternatively, there are a wide range of local hotels and guest houses.
The University of Warwick is situated on the outskirts of Coventry. There are easy rail, road and air links with Birmingham International airport just 20 minutes away, and Coventry station a short taxi ride from the campus.
Sponsorship and Exhibitors:
Watch this space for the Sponsorship and Exhibitor Prospectus
We want all those attending congress to be able to enjoy the congress, interact with others, and learn from each other. In order to ensure the smooth running of the congress and to make it really worthwhile for all, we welcome any ideas that fit in with the overall theme of the congress, volunteer support in planning and running the congress, and input from sponsors and exhibitors.
How can you get involved?
- Offer your services as a volunteer (volunteers must be 16 or over)
- Submit a proposal for offering a workshop or wellbeing activity
- Offer to host a small group of delegates on a visit to your local service (in Coventry and Warwickshire only)
- Make a suggestion for inclusion in the creative or scientific programme
- Become a congress sponsor
- Purchase an exhibition stand, programme advert or delegate flyer
Please get in touch if any of the above are of interest: email to firstname.lastname@example.org