Below you will find direct access to all files in the ISPCAN E-Library.

Please check back often as we are continuously updating our catalog.

Child Rights

  • Convention on the Rights of the Child

    Convention on the Rights of the Child Distr.: General 6 December 2016 Original: English Committee on the Rights of the Child General comment No. 20 (2016) on the implementation of the rights of the child during adolescence

Child Sexual Abuse

  • My Body is My Body Child Abuse Prevention Programme

    Keeping children safe – Musical Child Abuse Prevention Program Welcome to the My Body Is My Body Musical Child Abuse Prevention Programme. It is one of the most successful, positive and fun filled musical child abuse prevention programs around, and has now been animated so that it can be shared with children in schools, nursery schools and homes […]

  • Thinking Space 2011: Child Sexual Abuse

    The International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (ISPCAN), with the generous support of the Oak Foundation, hosted the inaugural ISPCAN ‘Denver Thinking Space’ 2011: Child Sexual Abuse in Denver (USA) on 5-7 May 2011. The aim of the ‘Denver Thinking Space’ is to provide the international community with a snapshot of […]

Child Trafficking and Exploitation

  • U.S. State Department 2017 Trafficking in persons report

    A perspective on the 2017 Trafficking report with regard to Africa:     The US State Department Trafficking In Persons Report 2017: Focus on Africa.   This yearly report documents what efforts countries around the world are making to address human trafficking. Here, AFRUCA summarises what this year’s report reveals about African countries.   Most […]

Corporal Punishment & Positive Parenting

Cyber Safety

Data Collection

ISPCAN Books of Abstracts

Physical Abuse

Presentations (ISPCAN Events)


Refugee & Migrant Children

Resource Guides

  • Violence Policy Toolkit

    The Commonwealth and Public Health Wales recently launched a new toolkit bringing together evidence on the prevention of all types of violence including interpersonal violence, collective violence and violent extremism. It describes the extent of the problem, its impact, risk factors on what works to prevent violence, and makes 12 key recommendations on how to […]

  • Resource Guide on Child Maltreatment Data Collection

      Ethical Considerations for Data Collection  (download resource guide) The comprehensive resource guide set developed in 2013 includes: Part I: Data Collection and Monitoring Systems Part II: Building and Improving Child Protection Systems Presentation slides on data collection resource guide (free to members)   Purpose The purpose of the ISPCAN Working Group on Child Maltreatment […]

  • Youth Participation Guide

    The You Respond Guide to Promoting Effective Project Participation by Young People Who Have Experienced Violence is the result of a two-year project funded by the European Union Commission under the Daphne III Programme (2007-2013). The Guide is designed to develop the knowledge and skills of practitioners, managers and policy-makers keen to promote participation amongst […]

  • Preventing Child Maltreatment Guide

    A guide to setting up evidence-based policies and programs to prevent child maltreatment.

  • Ethical Considerations for the Collection, Analysis & Publication of Child Maltreatment Data

    Ethical Considerations for the Collection, Analysis & Publication of Child Maltreatment Data Resource Guide: Download the Report Provides practical suggestions to researchers who are conducting studies on child maltreatment, using internationally agreed upon ethical guidelines for collecting, analyzing and publishing child protection data.

Resources for Children and Parents

  • 9 Tips for Parents: Raising Sons to Embrace Healthy, Positive Masculinity

    Produced in partnership with Plan International USA (Plan), this parental how-to guide on raising boys to embrace healthy masculinity draws from Plan and Promundo’s decades of US and global research and experience to provide nine concrete tips to help parents navigate talking to their sons about healthy masculinity, self-expression, and becoming the best men they can be. The tips include […]

  • UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (in child-friendly language)

    This poster created by UNICEF summarizes the articles of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child in language that children can understand.  

  • Understanding the Experiences of Young People Forced to Move across Borders (Workbook)

    This workbook from the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children in the UK is designed for young people and practitioners working with young people, for example, social workers and support workers. Young people who are forced to move across borders are at high risk of abuse and trafficking. The questions in this […]

  • My Body Is My Body Children’s Workbook

    My Body Is My Body is a free child abuse prevention program available in many languages which gives a step-by-step approach to teaching children about abuse using fun animated songs. This workbook is a companion book for children themselves to use.