8th – 11th April 2018

University of Warwick, Coventry, UK

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


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.



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.

There are regular bus services to the University campus from Coventry city centre and Coventry rail station, with the journey taking about 30 minutes.

For those arriving by car, there is complimentary car parking on site. You will need to obtain a parking permit when you register.

Further details of how to get to the University are available here

Warwick Conferences Campus Map


Congress App

The congress app is now ready to download – with programme, abstracts, essential information and much, much more.

Please go to on an iPhone, iPad or Android device. You will be taken to the correct app store to download the app. The url is case sensitive.


Accommodation is provided on-site at just £102 per night:

This covers single en-suite standard bed and breakfast in the Conference Park and two course evening dinner in Rootes restaurant.

On Monday night, the evening meal will be the Congress Dinner and this is included in your fee.

Alternatively, there are a number of hotels and bed and breakfast accommodation nearby in Coventry, Kenilworth, Warwick and Leamington Spa.



Delegates can access the “Warwick Guest” Wi-Fi network around campus and within their accommodation.


Information for presenters

If you are presenting a paper, workshop or poster at congress, please see our guidelines for preparing and uploading your presentation:

Guidance notes for presenters

Uploading your presentation materials BASPCAN 2018

Guidance notes for poster presentations


Health and Wellbeing

There are great opportunities for looking after your health and wellbeing, with peaceful walks in the campus grounds, and designated quiet spaces for reflection and contemplation.

Alongside the congress meals and refreshments, there are numerous cafés, bars and restaurants on campus, along with local pubs and restaurants just a short drive away in the Warwickshire countryside.

Guests have free access to Warwick Sport’s premium leisure facilities on campus. For further information please see the website: Warwick sport


Shops, Banks and Cafés on Central campus

The campus has a range of facilities available to all delegates, for information and opening times please see the website: Warwick retail
Warwick Arts Centre cinema offers discounted cinema ticket prices, which can be purchased from the box office. Proof of delegate status is required
There are branches of Barclays and Santander, both have cash machines in the Students Union Atrium (directly next to Rootes Building). There is also a cash machine outside Rootes Grocery Store


Site Visits

We are pleased to be able to offer some site visits on the afternoon of Tuesday 10th April to a number of local safeguarding initiatives. Numbers for these site visits are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please email if you would like to join one of these site visits.

All site visits will leave the campus at 13.15 and return by 16.45.

Full details of the site visits can be found here:

Site Visits


Essential Information

Key Dates:

October 2017: The call for abstracts is now closed

December 2017: Early Bird booking has now closed. You can continue to book at standard registration rates right up to the start of congress.

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

Click here to find out about the registration categories, fees and accommodation