Children with harmful behaviour

On Wednesday 19th June we hosted a discussion event at the House of Lords, sponsored by Lord Listowel, on “Child on Child harm”. This event was an initial exploration of what is happening across organisations and within policy fields, and whether there are current activities which will address this issue, or whether there is further work to do. Read more

Contextual Safeguarding

“Contextual Safeguarding” is a phrase I’ve come across increasingly over the last year or so, but in discussions with professionals there seems to be a varying degree of understanding and familiarity with the concept. Alongside Social Work Scotland and Stop It Now, we supported a seminar on 22nd May hosted by Napier University in which Dr Carlene Firmin explained the principles and practice of this approach. Read more

AoCPP social media blackout: 20th - 24th May 2019

From 20th - 24th May 2019 we will be running a social media "blackout" to raise awareness of the issue of the ways in which the internet can be used to facilitate the abuse of children, and to put pressure on companies and the government to do more. Read more

Research funding opportunity at Oxford Brookes to study child neglect

Fantastic opportunity for a fully funded PhD to study "How are assessment tools and chronologies used by health and social care professionals to identify child neglect?" Read more

Apply now to join the National Panel for Child Safeguarding Practice Reviews

Apply now to join the National Panel for Child Safeguarding Practice Reviews Applications close on 14th May 2019 Read more

NICE Quality Standard on Child Abuse and Neglect

Following consultation we agreed to formally support the NICE Quality Standard on Child Abuse and Neglect Read more

A new identity for BASPCAN

Our new identity follows a process of review and consultation about how to explain what we do more widely, and symbolises who we are and what we stand for. We hope it will encourage more of those working in the field of child protection research and practice, who are sometimes isolated within their roles, to realise we are here as a community of like-minded professionals sharing knowledge, experience and best practice, and supporting one another in these challenging times. Read more