ISPCAN’s Country Partners are national, multidisciplinary organizations working in child abuse and neglect (CAN) prevention with whom we share experiences, research, and resources in an effort to augment efforts at local, national, and regional levels to end child maltreatment. We believe that effective and sustainable CAN prevention is achieved through education and professional cooperation. ISPCAN accepts multiple organizations from any one country as Country Partners working together to reach our goals.

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Country Partner Listings

  • NIDAR – National Institute For Children and Family

    The mission of the National Institute for Children and Family (NIDAR) is to provide comprehensive support to children and families in difficult life situations, with special attention to children with specific needs. In order to enable these children to develop their personal, educational and work potential as much as possible, to build healthy interpersonal relationships and […]

  • SSSD – Sharjah Social Services Department

    Sharjah Social Services Department is a supporter of humanitarian community efforts. SSSD specializes in providing social security services, community service, care and protection, establishment of shelters for the social welfare, home care, and protecting the vulnerable to achieve a society that enjoys prosperity, security, family stability and social inclusion.

  • EADE – The Engineering Association for Development and Environment

    EADE supports and participates in civil community development, the local economy, infrastructure, social protection, education and culture, peace building, environmental conservation projects, and other humanitarian implementations–all with the goal of serving the public and positively engaging people in making significant changes in their communities.  

  • Fundación Azulado

    Started in 2011, Fundación Azulado is an Ecuadorian not-for-profit organization whose objective is to prevent child maltreatment and sexual abuse through educational programs directed to parents, teachers, and children.  

  • Indian Child Abuse, Neglect, and Child Labour (ICANCL) Group

    Started in 1996, ICANCL Group is a nationally registered society that works with other agencies and community organizations across disciplines to address the issues of child welfare, child rights, abuse, neglect, exploitation, and rehabilitation.  

  • Arpan

    Based in Mumbai, India, Arpan is an award-winning organisation working to address the issue of child sexual abuse in India. Arpan’s team of over 100 social workers and counselors provide prevention and intervention services to children, adolescents, and adults as well as training and capacity building to stakeholders, impacting more than a million people across […]

  • Caminhos da Infância

    The mission of Caminhos da Infância is the promotion and protection of child development in its bio-psycho-affective and spiritual dimensions. Our work has three main goals: 1) to prevent child maltreatment and promote positive parenting, 2) to support parents, specifically parents at risk, and 3) to support early child development and well-being.

  • Smile of the Child

    Founded in 1995 by a 10-year-old boy who, shortly before passing away, expressed a wish to found an organization that ensures the care of all children. The mission of the Smile of the Child is to implement across Greece integrated, effective, and direct services for preventing and addressing phenomena that threaten children’s well-being.

  • ELIZA – Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children

    ELIZA is a highly specialized Greek charitable organization, focused on protecting children who are in danger or have experienced abuse and neglect, optimizing the recognition and management of child abuse across all levels of authority, promoting the multidisciplinary approach, and providing best-practice training services for professionals.

  • Association de Foyer de L’Enfant Libanais (AFEL)

    Founded in Lebanon in 1976, AFEL is a non-political organization that has helped enhance the lives of more than 5,000 abused and neglected children using a holistic approach that incorporates the family in the rehabilitation process and gives adults the means to become autonomous and responsible.

  • Incest Trauma Center – Belgrade

    The Incest Trauma Center – Belgrade (ITC) was founded in 1994 as a nongovernmental organization specializing in sexual assault. Its health and mental health professionals provide assistance to child and adult survivors of sexual violence across Serbia through its Crisis Intervention Center, Training Center, and Sexual Assault Prevention Center.    

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

    TSPCAN was founded in Ankara, Turkey, in 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.

  • Singapore Children’s Society

    Singapore Children’s Society protects and nurtures children and youth of all races and religions. Established in 1952, the Children’s Society operates nine centers across Singapore, offering services in Caregiving, Community, Development, Prevention, Public Education, and Remedial.

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

    Representing the countries of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Faroe Islands, and Greenland, 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, update their knowledge, and network.  

  • National Family Safety Program (NFSP)

    NFSP’s aim is to establish in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia a community that protects and defends individuals’ rights and decreases the incidence of child abuse and neglect through awareness, training and advocacy, and the creation of programs to care for the victims of violence.

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

    NAPCAN is committed to stopping child abuse across Australia 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, and practices that are in the best interests of children.

  • Kinderschutz Schweiz

    The Swiss Foundation for the Protection of Children works to promote children’s rights and combat all forms of violence against children through various projects, political lobbying on behalf of the best interests of children, and networking and public relations activities.  

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

    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.

  • Italian Network of Agencies Against Child Abuse (CISMAI)

    Founded in 1993, CISMAI is a multidisciplinary association that aims to establish a permanent cultural and educational presence to address ​​the issues of prevention and treatment of violence against children, particularly with regard to intra-family abuse.

  • INGO “Ponimanie”

    INGO “Ponimanie” is an international NGO focused on child protection in Eastern and Southeastern Europe and the Caucasus. The organization takes a comprehensive approach, including providing direct services for children at risk, conducting preventive actions, participating in policy-making, and implementing the Belarus modern child protection system.  

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

    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.

  • Federation of Associations for Prevention of Child Mistreatment (FAPMI)

    Founded in 1990, FAPMI works to promote the good treatment of children and the prevention, detection, accusation, and intervention of any situation of mistreatment that affects children, adolescents, and their families. Our work includes the creation of more than 170 national and regional programs, including research projects, reports, conventions, and trainings. Our work: The Federation […]

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

    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.

  • Association of Child Protection Professionals

    The Association of Child Protection Services provides support, representation, and professional development for those working in child protection and safeguarding. They believe access to research, sharing expertise, engaging with complexity, and informed policy-making, produce better outcomes for children and families. Their vision is a world in which all children can grow up in safety and […]

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

    Misión: Contribute to the physical, psychological and social development of children. Further develop interdisciplinary visions within the limits established by the child protection community, especially by the Convention on the Rights of the Child. Support the integration of public organizations and civil society, tied to the prevention of child maltreatment, from different regions in Argentina. […]

  • Asociación Afecto – Contra El Maltrato Infantil (Afecto)

    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.

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

    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, and interdisciplinary approaches to the identification, intervention, treatment, and prevention of child abuse and neglect, and promoting research and practice guidelines to inform all forms of professional practice […]

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

    ANPPCAN Uganda Chapter aims to carry out advocacy and support for child rights as set out in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child, the Children’s Act Chapter 59, and other international, regional, and national laws.

  • Against Child Abuse (ACA)

    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 […]

  • Dubai Foundation for Women and Children

    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.