BASPCAN is a membership association for professionals and volunteers working in the field of child protection.

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BASPCAN is a Registered Charity No. 279119.


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Joining BASPCAN for 2016 costs £97 for an individual by credit card or cheque, £149 for an organisation or £273 for an agency so please contact the office for information. Paying by direct debit costs £82. 

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'Child Abuse Review Journal' is part of the membership entitlement.


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Reporting and Acting on Child Abuse and Neglect Since the previous Prime Minister announced plans to consider introducing legislation on mandatory reporting, BASPCAN has been considering the potential merits and consequences of such legislation. This included a debate at Congress in 2015.
BASPCAN is currently consulting its membership on the proposals which now include a possible duty to act for specific professionals.
Two telephone conferences are being held in September to seek members views. All members are encouraged to take part and have their say in this important issue. To join a telephone conference contact the BASPCAN office by email: baspcan@baspcan.org.uk for further information.

Pathways to Harm, Pathways To Protection: Learning From Serious And Fatal Child Maltreatment A series of one-day seminars drawing on learning from the Department for Education Triennial Review of Serious Case Reviews, 2011-14- released July 2016  
Please follow this link for the full information.

Tues 21 June 2016 For the fourth year running the NSPCC have today published their state of the nation report, How safe are our children? which again provides the most comprehensive overview of child protection in the United Kingdom. 
Please follow this link for the full information.

Could you join the Department of Health/SCIE expert group on looked-after children? The Department of Health and the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) is seeking frontline professionals to join new expert group on care pathways.
Do you want to improve the journey of looked-after children through the care system? Do you work directly with looked-after children – or know someone who does?
Please follow this link for the full information.

Thurs 26 May 2016
The Wood Review has now been published and the Government have also released their response. Please follow this link for the full information.

25th Anniversary Conference of ‘Child Abuse Review’
18 November 2016, Birmingham
Call for Abstracts and announcement, Abstract form and Conference structure information is here

Special Virtual Issue of CAR on Child Sexual Exploitation
Free access until 17 July - more info here.

BASPCAN 10TH International Congress
8th – 11th April 2018, at the University of Warwick
‘Thinking Outside the Box: Innovative Perspectives on Protecting Children and Young People’

Full information: Download [DOC]

ISPCAN 21st Congress in Galgary 28-31 August 2016.

Bookings are now open and the early bird deadline is 15 May 2016