Peter van der Linden (15-8-1963) is Founder of NeSPCAN (Netherlands Society for the Study and Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect) and Councilor at Executive Council of ISPCAN since September 2014.
Current: VanMontfoort Netherlands; Senior Advisor Child Protection Systems; Consultancy work on European, national, regional and local policy in tackling CAN and interpersonal violence.
Verwey-Jonker Institute Netherlands; EU projectleader for the National and European Barnahus Movement and service Exchange Coordinator PROMISE: Promoting Multidisciplinary Interagency Services for Child Victims of Violence.
Previous: NeSPCAN; 2013 – 2017 Chair of the Board of NeSPCAN (Netherlands Society for the Study and Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect), Safe at Home Haaglanden; Nov. 2014- March 2015 Interim manager at Veilig Thuis Haaglanden for the integration of CAN and Domestic Violence consultancy and reporting centers at the City of The Hague and 9 surrounding Municipalities, The Hague Netherlands, including the National Centre of Forced Marriage and Abandonment (information, advice and support for professionals). Netherlands Youth Institute; 2009-2013 Programme Manager coordinating all projects concerning CAN; leader of national team of experts and advisory workers and coordinator of National Implementation of the Regional Approach Tackling Child Abuse & Neglect and forthcoming national and international projects. Ministry of Justice and Integration Department (2006-2009); National Programme on Prevention of Honour Related Violence. National Emancipation Department (2005-2006), Violence against Women Policy. National Office of the Child Protection Board (2003-2005); national project leader Prevention and Interculturalisation. Previously: NIGZ (National Institute for Health Care Prevention) Programme leader Programme Youth and Sexuality. TransAct (NGO on sexual and domestic violence) 1998-2002; research, campaigning on gender based violence and domestic violence (& Projects on CAN, sexual violence and elderly abuse. NIZW (National Institute on Care and Well Being; Projectleader at programme Tackling Violence in relationships of interdependence. Child Protection Service (Confidential Doctors BVA/ AMK; Advisory ad Reporting Center on Child Abuse and Neglect); social worker.
During his Msc studies in Amsterdam, he was an independent film maker (documentaries) and studied movie science (University of Amsterdam), was a tutor of women’s studies (University of Amsterdam), did prevention work for boys at schools and researched sexual violence by young Netherlands, Turkish-Netherlands, Moroccan-Netherlands, Surinam and Antillean men.
Master degree in Social Sciences (sociology) at the University of Amsterdam (1994). During his whole career, he attended and gave many lectures and training on tackling violence, on diversity, project and programme management, strategy and implementation (e.g. Nyenrode FMA 2009).