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ISPCAN Country Partner Program

In 1999, ISPCAN launched the Partners Program, establishing affiliations with national child abuse and neglect prevention organizations around the world. The collaboration aims to further the common mission, goals and programs of ISPCAN and its Partners.


The program seeks out existing national, multidisciplinary organizations working in child abuse and neglect (CAN) prevention, with a special focus on groups in developing countries. We believe that effective and sustainable CAN prevention is achieved through education and professional cooperation, and thus, sees the strength of the partnerships in enhancing the global network of those working for child welfare.


Partnership describes a close, on-going and coordinated working relationship, supporting an exchange of materials, information and membership benefits between ISPCAN and other societies. By sharing experience, research and resources, ISPCAN hopes to augment individual, regional and national efforts to end child maltreatment. The first meeting of Partner leaders took place at ISPCAN's 13th International Congress in Durban, South Africa in September of 2000.


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ISPCAN Country Partners



Dubai Foundation for Women and Children


P.O.Box 97727

Dubai, United Arab Emirates




The Dubai Foundation for Women and Children (DFWAC) works to address domestic violence, human trafficking and child abuse in the UAE. They provide a holistic range of services to shed light on issues that are often hidden and taboo in Emirati culture.



Against Child Abuse – (ACA)

11/F, Corn Yan Centre

3 Jupiter Street, North Point,

Telephone: 852 2351 1177
Fax: 852 2752 8483

ACA strives for the removal of all forms of child abuse and/or child neglect in Hong Kong, to establish, maintain and support a professional service for the assistance of abused or neglected children or parents having problems with their children and to promote the awareness of the general public in Hong Kong towards prevention of child abuse.

African Network for the Prevention and Protection Against Child Abuse and Neglect - Uganda

P. O. Box 24640  Kampala,
Plot 1c Kira Road
(Opposite Mulago Nurses Hostel)





 American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children – (APSAC)

350 Poplar Avenue
Elmhurst, IL 60126
Telephone: 630.941.1235 or 1.877.402.7722
Fax: 630.359.4274

APSAC seeks to improve the quality of practice provided by professionals who work in child abuse and neglect by providing professional education that promotes effective, culturally sensitive, & interdisciplinary approaches to identification, intervention, treatment, & prevention of child abuse and neglect, & promoting research & practice guidelines to inform all forms of professional practice in child maltreatment.

Asociación Afecto - Contra El Maltrato Infantil – (Afecto)

Transversal 3 # 52A - 11

Office 201
Bogotá D.C.
Telephone number: 571 235 8775
Fax number: 571 238 8016




AFECTO carries out projects of care, prevention of child maltreatment and sexual abuse, and promotion of good treatment by providing training to groups, mobilizing public opinion, generating and starting campaigns and studies with the purpose of reducing maltreatment and violence against boys and girls.

Asociación Argentina de Prevención del Maltrato Infanto-Juvenil – (ASAPMI)

Av. Las Heras 3361 9 piso depot
43 Capital Federal


  1. Contribute to the physical, psychological and social development of children.
  2. Further develop interdisciplinary visions within the limits established by the child protection community, especially by the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
  3. Support the integration of public organizations and civil society, tied to the prevention of child maltreatment, from different regions in Argentina.
  4. Facilitate the establishment of a common ethical framework that reconciles judicial, psychological and social disciplines, in relation to the professional work of each discipline.
  5. Protect of the quality of work and of life of the professionals and technicians who work with traumatic situations and limits.

British Association for the Study and Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect – (BASPCAN)

17 Priory Street
York YO1 6ET
Telephone: +44 (0) 1904 613605
Fax: +44 (0) 1904 642239

Chair: Catherine Powell
Vice Chair: David Spicer
Secretary: George Livingstone

BASPCAN aims to prevent physical, emotional and sexual abuse and neglect of children by promoting the physical, emotional, and social well-being of children. We aim to promote rights of children as citizens, through multi-disciplinary collaboration, education, campaigning and other appropriate activities, within our powers and resources.

Danish Society for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect – (DASPCAN)

c/o Department of Pediatrics,
County Hospital, DK-4700
Telephone: 45 56514022
Fax: 45 56513771

DASPCAN works to increase and facilitate knowledge on children exposed to physical violence, sexual and psychological abuse and neglect, and to enhance cooperation among professionals in the field of child abuse and neglect.

Federation of Associations for Prevention of Child Mistreatment (FAPMI)

C/. Delicias 8, entreplanta.
28045, Madrid
Telephone: (+34) 91 468 26 62
Fax: (+34) 91 527 76 26


President: Dr. Pedro Jaén Rincón

FAPMI was founded in 1990 as a National Federation of Associations related with the defense of children. Our Mission: beginning with the Convention of Child Rights of the United Nations, we work to promote good treatment to children and the prevention, detection, accusation and intervention of any situation of mistreatment that affects children, adolescents and their families.

Our work: The Federation and its institutional members have created more than 170 national and regional programs and projects including research and reports regarding prevention, detection and intervention on cases of Child Mistreatment and promotion of Well-being and Good Treatment of Children and Adolescents. FAPMI forms part of the Spanish Observatory on Childhood and is a full member of various Groups of Work and National Commissions. The Federation was co-founder and has a chair in the Directive Board of the Spanish Platform of Childhood. Since its beginning until today, it has organized 10 State Conventions of Child Mistreatment and managed the National Training Program in Prevention and Intervention in Child Mistreatment and the National Campaigns for the Prevention of Child Mistreatment, all of them in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Social Policy. Since January 2012, FAPMI has been the Local Representative of The Code of Conduct for the Protection of Children from Sexual Exploitation in Travel and Tourism and takes part in the design, follow-up and evaluation of the National Strategic Plan of Children and Adolescents and the National Plan against the Sexual Exploitation of Children, in its different editions.

German Society for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect – (GESPCAN)

Stern Strasse 58
40 479 Düsseldorf
Telephone: 0211 – 4976 80 0
Fax: 0211 -4976 80 20

GESPCAN is a multidisciplinary organization established as a forum where the exchange and discussion of various concepts and ideas of different professions is possible in order to enhance the ability to understand each other and to improve interdisciplinary cooperation and communication.

INGO "Ponimanie”

8 Leszczynski Street
Building 5, Office 403-404
Minsk 220140
Telephone: +37517 2594883
Mobile: +37529 7611201

INGO "Ponimanie” is nationwide/international NGO focused on child protection. The organization takes a comprehensive approach starting from providing direct services for children at risk to conducting preventive actions and participating in policy-making. Ponimanie is responsible for establishment in Belarus modern child protection system including several elements such as Child Helpline Belarus 8-801-100-1611, child friendly interviewing rooms/MDT network, Center for Missing and Exploited Children, Clinical Model for rehabilitation of children who suffered from violence and abuse. A number of other elements are under establishment. Ponimanie is a regional leader in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and exercises a great influence on development of Child Protection System in 12 countries of the region.

Italian Network of Agencies Against Child Abuse – (CISMAI)

Organizing Secretariat
Tron Valentina
Cooperativa Paradigma
Corso Stati Uniti 11 h
10128 – Torino (TO)
Telephone: 0115069037
Fax: 0115069037

The Association C.I.S.M.A.I., Italian Network of Agencies against Child Abuse, is a free association founded by deed, preserved in the acts of the association, 20 February 1993 at Milan under the name "Coordination of centers and services for prevention and treatment of abuse harmful to juveniles”, which has operated continuously in the pursuit of social purpose.

Japanese Society for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect – (JaSPCAN)

5-6-8 Minami-Azabu
Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-8580
Telephone: 03-3440-2581

JaSPCAN is a national multidisciplinary association of physicians, nurses, legal experts, social workers and other professionals dedicated to the prevention and treatment of child abuse and neglect by developing basic, practical and systematic research, promoting cooperation among public and private agencies, and raising public awareness.

Kinderschutz Schweitz

Kinderschutz Schweiz                                                                                                             
Protection de l'enfance Suisse
Protezione dell'infanzia Svizzera
Seftigenstrasse 41 | CH-3007 Bern
Telephone: +41 31 384 29 29

National Association for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect - (NAPCAN)

9/162 Goulburn Street
Surry Hills NSW 2010
Telephone: 02 8073 3300

President: Teresa Scott

NAPCAN is committed to stopping child abuse by producing national campaigns and distributing free resources that promote positive and practical actions to stop child abuse. They work with federal, state government and non-government organisations to develop child protection legislation, policies & practices that are in the best interests of children.

National Family Safety Program – (NFSP)

Dr. Maha Al Muneef, Executive Director
P.O. Box 22490
Riyadh 11426
Telephone: 2520088 Ext 40102 40101
Fax: 2520088 ext 40 103

NFSP's vision is to establish the foundation of an aware and safe community that protects and defends individuals' rights and helps the victims of domestic violence. The mission of the NFSP is, "To decrease the incidence of Child abuse and neglect as well as domestic violence in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia thought awareness, training and advocacy, and creation of programs to care for the victims of the violence”.

  Netherlands Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (NeSPCAN)


2,3521EV Utrecht,


Chair: Peter van der Linden
Secretary: Esmah Lahlah

NeSPCAN is the Netherlands Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect.
NeSPCAN aims to tackle and prevent child abuse and neglect through multi-disciplinary collaboration, education, campaigning and other appropriate activities, based on UNCRC article 19.

Nordic Association for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect – (NASPCAN)

Gunnar M. Sandholt, Chair
IS 550 Sauðárkróki
Telephone: 354 455 6080
GSM: 354897 54 85
Fax: 354 455 6001

Representing all Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden), NASPCAN's mission is to improve the work being done to protect children from abuse and neglect by offering members and professionals working in the field, the opportunity to share experiences, to update knowledge as well as stimulate the exchange of knowledge and to network. NASPCAN organizes biannual conferences, national training events and publishes a newsletter 2 - 3 times per year.

Singapore Children's Society

298 Tiong Bahru Road
#09-05 Central Plaza
Singapore 168730
Telephone: 6273 2010
Fax: 6273 2013

Singapore Children's Society protects and nurtures children and youth of all races and religions. In 2012, the Society reached out to 71,039 children, youth and families in need. Established in 1952, its services have evolved to meet the changing needs of children. Today, Children’s Society operates 9 centres islandwide, offering services in the six categories of: Caregiving, Community, Developmental, Preventive, Public Education and Remedial.

Turkish Society for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect – (TSPCAN)

Necatibey caddesi
19/9 Sihhiye Ankara
Telephone: +90 312 2312399
Fax: +90 312 2312399

TSPCAN was founded in Ankara in June 1988 as a voluntary, independent, multidisciplinary, nongovernmental organization. With more than 200 members, TPSCAN is committed to the prevention of child abuse and neglect within the framework of human and child rights law and practice. TSPCAN's mission is to raise public awareness and to build capacities of professionals and concerned volunteers working for the prevention of child abuse and neglect



12200 E. Iliff Avenue, Suite 103

Aurora CO 80014

(720)449-6010  Fax: (720) 449-6012

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