Call for Abstracts – Social Justice Conference 2024

Date: 18th – 20th September 2024

Location: Birmingham

Theme: Innovation & Collaboration

Cranstoun believe in collaboration, creativity, compassion, respect and ambition, we want to break down barriers and stand up tall for the people we work for and campaign alongside.

Recent years have been particularly challenging for those working in the third sector, academia, policy, and implementation, we have seen additional challenges presented to services due to COVID-19 and a cost-of-living crisis having an impact across the UK and the world.

This year, following on from a highly successful conference in 2023 where we had over 160 delegates in attendance, we are looking to hear from organisations and individuals who have developed ways of working that are both innovative and collaborative at our 2024 conference in Birmingham.

Our focus at the Social Justice Conference 2024 will be across five areas, harm reduction and drug policy, domestic abuse, criminal justice, housing and homelessness and children and young people’s services. We are particularly interested in topics that cut across two or more of these five areas.

Do you work collaboratively? Is your work innovative?

Our call for abstracts for this year’s conference particularly encourages contributions looking at implementation, evaluation, methods, and practical delivery. Papers will be considered for both oral and poster presentations, papers should indicate if you would like to be considered for presenting as a panel. Please include a title for your paper, title of the presenter and any co-presenters. Abstracts should be 200-250 words, be structured and where appropriate and include references. See below for the template for submissions.

Submission deadline – March 31st, 2024

Conference Location 

This years conference will be held in Birmingham at the BCEC . Birmingham is second biggest city in the UK and often referred to as the Heart of England. Birmingham has an international airport with great connections to the city centre and conference venue. Trains run direct to Birmingham New Street from across the UK and the venue is a short walk from the train station.


There are plenty of city centre hotels within walking distance of the conference venue and the venue is connected to the Holiday Inn hotel.

More information regarding registrations will be available soon.


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