PCCSF is an independent professional organisation set up to
support doctors with an interest or involvement in protecting
and safeguarding children. At present, it is funded by membership subscription, run as a not-for-profit company. PCCSF is affiliated to the Alliance of Primary Care Societies from the Royal College of General Practitioners.

We welcome members from all four UK jurisdictions, representing doctors from Primary Care with an interest in
the protection and promotion of welfare of children and young people. Our membership is predominantly GPs but we welcome doctors from other specialties interested in this work.

The benefits of membership include:
· A secure email discussion group;
· A regular newsletter;
· An annual conference ( The 7th is at RCGP in 2014)

A special seminar was held in 2013 to help define the role on Named GPs for Safeguarding Children and prepare a position statement on primary care safeguarding. Membership has grown year by year from 24 in 2007 to 70 in 2014.

For details of membership contact: pccsfmembership@nhs.net

Danny Lang,
Vice Chair, PCCSF

Friday, 27 October 2017

Apologies. New website under construction.

Sunday, 13 July 2014

The role of GPs in responding to Child Maltreatment

Much of GPs' work involves children, young people and their families and most will come across situations and conditions that concern them.
How we deal with these, especially those which do not meet the threshold for social care intervention, is the subject of discussion in this collaborative report from the Institute of Child Health, the RCGP, NSPCC and the University of Surrey.
More at the conference on 12th September...

Friday, 3 January 2014

Toolkit Revision

A New Year for Safeguarding and the good news is , that the long awaited revision of the GP Safeguarding Toolkit by the PCCSF , is well under way . It is being co-ordinated by Dr Vimal Tiwari our Chair . Watch this space !

Sunday, 21 April 2013

Monday, 25 March 2013

Working Together to Safeguard Children 2013

We welcome the new guidance - in particular the mention of Named GPs' role in leadership and co-ordination of practice safeguarding leads.

Sunday, 7 October 2012

Put young people's health at the heart of the RCGP

In the inaugural Ann McPherson memorial lecture at the RCGP conference in Glasgow, Al Aynsley Green gave a stirring call for us to put children and young people's health at the heart of what we do.

Saturday, 29 September 2012

Disorganised attachment and child maltreatment

Prof David Shemmings gave a powerful talk at our annual conference on 22nd September about the association between disorganised attachment behaviour, "fear without solution", in children and maltreatment.