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, 25 September 2010

Damage irreversible after the age of 18 months?

At PCCSF's 3rd annual conference on 18 September, Olive Stevenson, giving the keynote talk on Neglect, spoke of a recent 20 year study of orphanage children which showed that when children were placed after the age of 18 months the outcomes were much poorer. Other evidence points to the permanent damage done by early neglect.

Friday, 24 September 2010

Antenatal care for women in difficult social circumstances

The new NICE guideline, published on 22 September, emphasises the role of the GP working flexibly with other agencies to achieve healthy mums and babies!