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



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.


Health and Wellbeing

We are planning a daily health and wellbeing programme, with guided walks, yoga sessions, and 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


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