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

Saturday, 26 June 2010

Safeguarding in the 21st century - where to now?

Jane Barlow and Jane Scott's new book (ISBN 978 1 904984 33 7) gives a summary of research and evidence based practice as well as powerful vignettes to show where we are and where we hope to be. It's only 131 pages with lots of suggestions for further discussion. A good read.

Saturday, 5 June 2010

Hazardous and harmful drinking

The glossary in this new NICE public health guidance 24: Alcohol-use disorders - preventing harmful drinking, provides useful definitions and signposts resources. Of practical use!