Welcome

BASPCAN is a registered charity and membership association providing education and professional development opportunities for child protection professionals, whilst also seeking to educate and inform the general public.

Membership is welcomed from the fields of social work, medicine, psychology, psychiatry, nursing, legal and law enforcement agencies, probation, education and academia, as well as related welfare and voluntary groups across England, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

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Child Abuse Review

An inter-professional journal for research, practice and policy in child maltreatment. The Journal is a forum for all professionals working in the field of child protection, providing access to the latest research, practice developments and policy issues.

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Membership

Be part of the growing network of professional involved in safeguarding children. BASPCAN members access a range of benefits, including a subscription to the Child Abuse Review, discounted rates at conferences and much much more.

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Events

One of our prime objectives is to provide accessible and high quality, up-to-date training at low cost. BASPCAN run learning events: national and branch conferences, seminars and study days throughout the five nations, as well as a triennial congress.

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Latest news

Children and Families Across Borders: Research & Advocacy Project

ANNOUNCEMENT OF RESEARCH AND ADVOCACY PROJECT ON INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN AND FAMILIES CASES   More than 13% of the UK population are foreign born. The challenges around migration to and from Britain are, as a result, greater than ever. With funding from the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, Children and Families Across Borders (CFAB) – the leading UK … Continued

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Congress 2018: Poem of the month, July

My mother was a verified miracle. My mother was church door where millions entered. My mother was tower where four kestrels roosted – my mother was hooded, she plunged and she hovered. She flew at the speed of the wind, oh my mother had wings and her voice was an organ, she was seraph and … Continued

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Response on Family Involvement in Child Practice Reviews

BASPCAN notes the comments made today by the Children’s Commissioner for Wales, Professor Sally Holland, calling for families to have a greater role in Child Practice Reviews undertaken when a child dies or is seriously injured as a result of abuse or neglect (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-40431390). BASPCAN endorses this call, based on research the Association commissioned and … Continued

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