Welcome


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

Monday, 24 May 2010

New Intercollegiate Guidelines

We have been involved in updating the Intercollegiate Guidelines for safeguarding children and young people: roles and competences for healthcare staff. Publication expected in September 10.

Community Care Inform

PCCSF exec members assisted in an article for Community Care Inform on how to engage GPs effectively in child protection.
Find it at www.ccinform.co.uk/Articles/2010/01/26/4261/Guide+to+how+to+engage+GPs+effectively+in+child+protection

PCCSF responds to 10 questions from Pulse readers

Please see the Education section of 18 May edition of Pulse.