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The International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse & Neglect

ISPCAN is a global membership organization for anyone working or interested in the protection of child rights. Wherever children live, learn and play under the care of adults are opportunities for intervention and prevention. We equip multidisciplinary professionals with tools and resources to build better systems of care, improving quality of life for children in every region of the world.

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Together with our members and partners we deliver:

  • Global networking & outreach
  • Up to date education, information & research findings
  • Best Prevention & Care Practices
  • Training, Tools, Techniques & Procedures

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"ISPCAN has helped me open up my mind to new ways to partner with other disciplines, and it has energized me when I felt so alone and discouraged. I have met so many wonderful people who understand and who I can share what is working in my country and learn what is working in theirs."

- Uganda member

Featured Event


Dr Mark Kavenagh, Dr Ana Maria Buller and the authors from 6 key papers from the Special Issue Journal on this cutting-edge topic

June 27th Free Webinar - Journal Special Issue: Global Insights on the Sexual Exploitation of Boys

This free, 90-minute virtual session will highlight our desire to showcase Global South and practitioners’ perspectives that have less voice in academic space.

On June 27th 2023, a special issue of the International Journal of Child Abuse & Neglect will be published entitled “Global Insights on the Sexual Exploitation of Boys”. The issue includes a global systematic scoping literature review featuring publications from 38 countries, along with four papers presenting new empirical data, a discussion article, and a commentary. The majority of the papers are focused on the sexual exploitation of boys in lower- and middle-income countries.

This webinar provides a further opportunity to disseminate this important collection of findings to a global audience of practitioners, researchers and child protection experts. During the symposium, four authors will present their papers followed by a panel discussion chaired by the guest editors, Ana-Maria Buller and Mark Kavenagh.

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Edinburgh Congress
Sept 24-27, 2023

ISPCAN Journal Club: June 27th - Special Issue Journal: Global Insights on the Sexual Exploitation of Boys

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  • Access to the Member Connect Platform
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