Edinburgh Congress 2023

September 24-27, 2023


Along with our partners from Childlight Global Child Safety Institute and our patrons, Police Scotland, we hosted almost 800 people from 73 countries at the Edinburgh Congress.  Our 4 day event had inspiring keynoters, 10 parallel sessions, 100 amazing posters, 2 master classes per day, a welcome reception to network, a cultural experience with a Scottish Ceilidh dance, a free preconference day with 3 working groups on child maltreatment data collection, child death review, and parenting.  We launched our new Journal, Child Protection and Practice, walked in solidarity through the community to the Parliament to raise awareness about child abuse, had fun interactive selfie and question walls, and much more! 

Advancements in Data and Solutions for Tackling Child Abuse

Research and practice highlighting the online-offline continuum of CSEA and other forms of child abuse and neglect

Understanding the prevalence and nature of child abuse: how it is changing, new trends, and post COVID-19 Fallout

Advancements in law enforcement and legal systems for responding to and preventing child abuse and neglect

Programs and Practice that Work for Preventing and responding to child abuse and neglect across sectors

Collaborative approaches to child protection to reduce child trauma and improve outcomes for children and families

5 Keynoters

6 Master Classes

Inspiring Keynoters

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The Honourable Lady Rae

High Court Scottish Judge

Paul Stewart

Survivor and Premier Footballer

Sir Iain Livingstone

Police Scotland
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Stuart Allardyce

Lucy Faithful Foundation
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Paul Stanfield

ChildLight CEO

Parenting Programs

Cathy Ward & Genevieve H Ronnie

Programs and practice that work for preventing and responding to child abuse and neglect across sectors.

Child Data Collection

John Fluke & Franziska Meinck

Big data country level reviews, child participation, artifical intelligence & much more in an all day session

Child Death Review

June Peebles & Fujiko Yamada

Case study discussion with international multi-sectoral group to examine systems responding to unexplained child death investigations.

"We want to extend our gratitude to you and your incredible team for coordinating such a transformative conference. We can only imagine the profound themes that have emerged from this event. And, in reflecting on themes, one that surfaced for us was Community. There was a true experience, a palatable feeling of community, within the group we presented to. There were people engaging in authentic exploration of trauma and it is through the opportunity to explore and connect that genuine transformative action will evolve. Your organization, in our view, is a vanguard of creating meaningful societal, global transformation."

Edinburgh 2023 Congress Presentations

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