Sweden 2024

August 18-21st

We bring together the brightest minds in child protection from every sector to innovate and share best practices.  Join us to keep pushing the boundaries of research and practice to ensure that all children have the chance to thrive no matter what their experience.

Dear Delegates,
Uppsala is a beautiful, historic city in Sweden, an academic center and ideal place to host the ISPCAN Sweden2024 meeting. Sweden has a rich history and dedication to child protection, with the UN CRC ratified as Swedish law. Sweden now ranks #1 in the world in the 2023 Kids Rights Index based on right to life, health, education, protection and enabling environment for child rights due in large part to patrons like HRH Queen Sylvia, and the National Knowledge Centre Barnafrid who have cultivated a legacy of excellence. We are excited about the rich scientific and cultural programme that awaits participants and are pleased to invite you to come to join us in Uppsala in August 18-21, 2024. 
The Congress theme Working Together in Times of Crisis will emphasize the difficult realities, new challenges that children face, and the innovative solutions our global community is employing in research and practice. The increasing violence, armed conflicts, the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change along with stress and cultural practices all threaten mental health and wellbeing. Child protection professionals and front-line workers are challenged more than ever to work with fewer resources to support children and families to become resilient beneficiaries of systems of protection. Crises and challenges, when shared in a community of learning, present good opportunities for growth. We cordially invite you to the Congress to learn, share and network with child protection experts from across the world. 
Come experience the magic of Sweden, while building your community with like-minded professionals and in the participation of children and youth. You will be inspired to think innovatively, learn new ways to manage vicarious trauma, and expand your skills and research questions. Together we look forward to personally welcoming you to Uppsala and celebrating the 75th anniversary of the universal declaration of human rights.  The time is now to keep advancing child protection forward. 
Warm regards,
Laura Korhonen | Centrumchef 
Nationellt kunskapscentrum Barnafrid | Linköpings universitet
Pragathi Tummala | CEO
International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse & Neglect

Our Local Partner

Barnafrid is a national knowledge centre with the mission to collect and disseminate knowledge about violence and other forms of abuse against children. It is a government assignment that was awarded to Linköping University in 2015 and belongs to the Department of Biomedical and Clinical Sciences (BKV) at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Campus US, in Linköping.Barnafrid is aimed at professionals who, in their work, meet children and young people who have been subjected to violence and other abuse, but also at professionals at, for example, government agencies. The goal of the knowledge centre is to contribute to improved preventive work and to develop effective interventions to protect and support children who have been subjected to violence and other abuse.


Working together to protect children in times of crisis

The international congress provides keynotes, panels, breakouts, workshops, speaker Q&A sessions, wellness, social programs and an expo hall. Sessions will be led by leaders who are pioneering research and practices in various countries and complex situations across a wide range of sectors. The keynotes will feature industry luminaries as well as speakers from various sectors who will share the learnings from their initiatives. Typically over 65 countries delegates attend.  The goal is to give regional and global leaders the tools and practices they need to develop and deploy improvements to child protection and improve outcomes for children and families.  The key themes are listed below if you would like to submit an abstract (summary of research or practice) to be a presenter in the congress.

Epidemiology of child maltreatment

Understanding and Mitigating Children’s Exposure to Violence


Quality improvement, implementation of evidence-based policy and practice, and interagency collaboration in child protection

Trauma-informed care in multidisciplinary practice

Commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights to address the intersection of child maltreatment with structural racism, mis/disinformation, colonization, denialism, and bias

Children and youth in out-of-home social care, conflict, displacement, and migration

For more details, and to submit an abstract summary to present your work in the program, please visit the Sweden2024 scientific page: