Call for Abstracts

The committee of the Children a Resource Most Precious: Collaboration – Communities, Government and non government organizations:  Working Together conference 2015, is calling for professionals and practitioners to share their research and practice by submitting an abstract for presentation at the upcoming Conference.

We look forward to receipt of your abstract and to welcoming you to Perth, Western Australia on 24-26 June 2015.

  • Abstract Submission Deadline: 27 February 2015 Extended to 21 March 2015
  • Abstracts should not exceed 300 words
  • Abstracts are to be submitted using the Paper Submission system

Conference themes:

  • Primary prevention of child abuse and neglect
  • Ethical, legal, and policy issues in child abuse and neglect
  • Well-being of Asylum Seekers and Refugees initiatives
  • Indigenous and Torres Strait Island initiatives
  • Substance abuse and the well being of children and young people
  • Collaboration and interagency initiatives
  • Child-centred and community focus initiatives
  • Children with special needs
  • Initiatives promoting the wellbeing of children and their teenage parents
  • On-line child exploitation and safety

For further information download the Call for Abstracts (PDF)

Conference Announcement
24-26 June 2015 | Perth, Western Australia

The 3rd National Conference on Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect will be held in Perth, Western Australia at the Edith Cowan University on the 24-26 June 2015.

The Children's Conference Committee is pleased to present to you the opportunity to partnership with The Department for Child Protection and Family Support, the lead agency for implementing mandatory reporting. Other agencies involved, include The Department of Education and Training, Education Services, Health Departments and the Western Australia Police.

It is estimated that approximately 100,000 professional staff within the public service and private sector have become mandatory reporters of child sexual abuse.

The National platform for "The Children a Resource Most Precious: "Collaboration – Communities, Government and Non-Government Organisations Working Together conference 2015, consists of three days of engagement. It is an exciting time for all involved in this conference as we continue to grow and adapt, remaining always flexible, motivated and responsive to the theme for the conference: "Children, young people and families across Western Australian communities: focusing on collaborative prevention strategies, initiatives and programs for minimising harm".

The Conference will invite International and Australian presenters from the broader discipline of Child Abuse and bring them together in one of Australia's most beautiful cities. It is also a community that is at the forefront of victim services in Australia.

Further details on keynote speakers, the call for abstracts and registrations will be forthcoming in 2014.

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Yours sincerely

The Stakeholders

Important Dates

Call for Abstracts
22 September 2014

Registrations open
4 January 2015

Abstract submissions close
27 February 2015
21 March 2015

Earlybird Registrations close
31 March 2015

Free Writers Workshop
20 January 2015


WA Police
Government of Western Australia Department of Child Protection and Family Support
Edith Cowan University
Government of Western Australia Department of Child Protection and Family Support
Constable Care
Global Good Foundation
WA Police
Government of Western Australia Department of Child Protection and Family Support