Last month, JKP Commissioning Editor Steve Jones and I packed our bags, books and banners and headed to the beautiful main campus of Queen’s University Belfast for the British Association for the Study and Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect’s 12th National Congress.

Photo: BASPCAN 2012 was held at the beautiful Queen's University Belfast campus.
Photo: Spring in bloom at the beautiful Queen's University Belfast campus.

The weather was mercifully kind for a few snatched days and, with attendance of over 700 delegates and thanks to the BASPCAN organisers, this year’s congress was a great success.

The JKP stand was busy and we were pleased with the keen interest in our new titles, particularly those on child protection, neglect and working with families. Titles from our series of books on ‘Safeguarding Children Across Services‘ were snapped up, particularly Brigid Daniel’s book, Recognizing and Helping the Neglected Child, following her eloquent keynote. For anyone who missed us at the conference, or was not able to attend, you can view some of the titles we had on display here.

It was fantastic to see so many of our authors at the conference, including Nicky Stanley, Brigid Daniel, Anne Stafford, Julie Taylor, Cathy Humphreys, David Westlake, Danielle Turney, Stephen Pizzey, Jane Wonnacott, Emma Kelly, Dendy Platt and Angie Hart, many of whom were giving presentations relating to their books.

Steve Jones managed to meet and talk to a good number of prospective authors, but for those who wanted to make contact at the conference but missed him, Steve’s email is You can also send him a message on Twitter @Steve_JKPBooks.

Finally, we’d like to offer our congratulations to Peter van der Linden, MSc, from the Netherlands who won our prize draw! A copy of Safeguarding Children Across Services by Carolyn Davies and Harriet Ward is on its way to you now.

We hope to see you at the next BASPCAN, and in the meantime do stay in touch. To keep up to date with information about new titles, related news and exclusive interviews and blog content, do sign up to our Social Work Newsletter.

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Claudine Harris
Marketing Executive
Jessica Kingsley Publishers
May 2012

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