An international gathering of front-line agencies, international policy makers and researchers is happening in Calgary this week.
The event is held every two years to bring together nearly two thousand people to share thoughts and practices for protecting the world’s children from abuse and neglect.
The conference kicked off Sunday with a visit from the Calgary Chapter of the Bikers Against Child Abuse.
Jackie Sieppert, Dean of the faculty of Social Work at the University of Calgary says this conference speaks volumes about the U of C’s commitment to protecting children.
“Child abuse affects everybody. It’s part of our community. It’s not isolated to any single community or population. It’s something that happens in every neighbourhood. We have an obligation to talk about it and make it a public issue and do something about it.”
The Congress of the International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect will look at a number of things over the next few days including the the greatest threats to children in 2016.
The event wraps up on Wednesday.