SAVE THE DATES. BASPCAN have planned numerous events for the forthcoming 12 months

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19 September 2018, Leicester City, CCG, Leicester

BASPCAN Consultation Meeting: Key Priorities in Child Protection

Are you working in child protection?  Whatever sector you’re in – health, criminal justice, education, social work, training, or others –we would like to hear your views about the priorities that should shape our work going forward.

As a membership association BASPCAN is committed to being responsive to our members’ views.  We also have a history of providing peer support via local branches.  We want to develop this support into Special Interest Groups (SIGs) themed around particular areas of child protection work, such as Serious Case Reviews, training, looked after children for example.

We want to hear what you think – what are the priorities for you?  What are the challenges and changes you see happening in your field or role?  What support do you need? Please attend to give your views.

Free to members to attend – Non-members welcome - £50 – lunch and refreshments included.


28 September 2018, The Studio, Hope Street, Glasgow

Recognising and Responding to Maltreatment Experienced by Disabled Children’

Workshop Leads: Professor Julie Taylor, University of Birmingham and Dr Chris Jones, University of Strathclyde

The aims of the workshop is to provide ‘deep dive’ workshop that explores the risks, consequences and experiences of disabled children who have been abused and neglected; and to explore how we can best facilitate pathways to safe disclosure.

Bookings open now but places limited.

16 November 2018, De Vere Colmore Gate, Colmore Row, Birmingham
‘What Have We Learnt and How Do We Move Forward….?  A Discussion Forum
Confirmed Panel Speakers: Professor Jenny Pearce, University of Bedfordshire: Sarah Champion MP: Siobhan Pyburn, BEAM Project and Joanne Coen, Solicitor.
The 37th BASPCAN AGM will take place following the discussion forum involving practitioners, survivors and researchers.

Bookings open shortly with reduced rates for members of BASPCAN and a special joining rate for non-members.


15 January 2019 –The Wesley, Euston Road, London

‘Responding to and Effecting Change through Training’
For the second time the NSPCC and BASPCAN invited nominations for the Child Protection Training of the Year, which are now closed. The Award will be presented at the Child Protection Trainer’s Conference on 15th January 2019 and the first confirmed speaker is Professor Jane Reeves, Co-Director of the Centre for Child Protection, University of Kent.
Last year’s event was full so please get your applications for the conference in early to avoid disappointment.

18 March 2019 – CVS, Priory Street, York

‘The Child's World: Good Assessment Practice in Challenging Times’
A collaborative event with BASPCAN and Jessica Kingsley Publishers to launch the publication of the book ‘The Child’s World: Good Assessment Practice’ in late 2018, by authors Emeritus Professor Jan Horwath and Dr Dendy Platt.
The conference theme will be on good assessment practice for a multi-disciplinary audience.
Keynote Speakers: Emeritus Professor Jan Horwath, Dr Dendy Platt, Dr Aideen Naughton, Professor Jane Barlow, Professor Simon Hackett and Dr Peter Sidebotham

NB All delegates will receive a signed free copy of the book ‘The Child’s World: Good Assessment Practice’, retail value £24.50.


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