In 1982, three pediatricians and two social workers from Catalonia happened to meet in Paris at the IV International Congress sur les Enfants Maltraités et Negligés, and then they conceived a working group in our country focused on Abused and Abandoned Infancy.
From 1985 to 1988, the group gathers to meet regularly in order to define the concept of “Infant Maltractat” (Abused Child).
In 1986, the group was consulted by the Parliament of Catalonia during the process of drafting t recommendations for establishing a regulatory framework for child protection and recognition of their specific needs.
In March, 8th 1998, the Associació Catalana per la Infància Maltractada / Catalan Association for Abused Children was formally founded with code 9664 / B of the Register of Associations of the Department of Justice of the Government of Catalonia.
In 1990, together with partners associations of the Basque Country (AVAIM) and Madrid (APIMM), ACIM was one of the co-founders of the Federación de Asociaciones para la Prevención del Maltrato Infantil / Federation of Associations for the Prevention of Child Abuse (FAPMI), which is a statewide association headquartered in Madrid. Immediately after, the Andalusia Association (ADIMA) joined FAPMI.
In September, 26th 2006, ACIM was declared as an NGO of Public Utility by Order INT / 4256/2006 of the Ministry of Interior.