BASPCAN 10th International Congress

8th – 11th April 2018

University of Warwick, Coventry, UK

Thinking Outside the Box: innovative perspectives on protecting children and young people

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.

Online registration for congress is now open, with early bird registration rates available. Click here for more details and to book.

The call for abstracts is now open for presentations and workshops. Click here for guidelines and to submit an abstract.

About the congress

The theme of ‘Thinking Outside the Box‘ reflects our desire to learn and develop, encouraging participants to be creative and reflective, and to interact with each other.

Find out all about the congress themes, participant streams, who’s who and how you can get involved.

Discover more about our ‘out of the box’ programme of art, drama, poetry and dance

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What’s going on?

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

See the congress programme and read about our exciting keynote speakers

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Participate in Congress

Congress is a dynamic time when practitioners, academics, trainers and experts by experience come together to share ideas, learn and reflect.

Find out how you can register and participate in the congress.

If you have a good idea, some original research or innovative practice that you can present, or if you are able to draw on your own experience as a survivor of abuse or someone who has been involved with family support services, we invite you to submit an outline (abstract) of your presentation.

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Everything you need to know

The University of Warwick provides a world-class campus containing the congress venues, with accommodation, shops, bars and restaurants, all set in an attractive environment with lakeside and woodland walks, landscaped gardens and innovative art work. There is easy access from Birmingham International Airport and major road and rail links from London and the rest of the UK.

Find details of the venue, travel, our health and wellbeing programme, nursery facilities, and accommodation

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Latest news

We are pleased to announce that all our keynote speakers are now confirmed. We are already getting some inspiring abstracts coming in, and lots of ideas coming together for making this a truly great congress.

We will be posting regular updates, including artwork by our artist in residence, Harry Venning, and our poem of the month by Clare Shaw

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Sponsorship and Exhibitions

No congress would be complete without the opportunity to wander round the bookstalls, information stands and presentations from organisations working with children and families.

All refreshments will be served in the spacious exhibition hall in the main Congress venue and with time built into the programme for participants to network and browse the exhibition stands.

Discover how your organisation could be involved with our great range of sponsorship and exhibition packages

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Photo Credits

Motionhouse, Broken, Photo by Dan Tucker

Motionhouse: Captive, Photo by Dan Tucker

Motionhouse: Captive, Photo Andy Gray

Motionhouse: Captive, Photo Mark Simmons

Motionhouse: Fragile, Photo Dan Tucker

Artwork: Harry Venning, Congress artist in residence

Silver Sponsor: Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA)