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, 23 July 2011

Communication and Commissioning

Virginia Pearson from Devon and Christine Johnson from RCGP are among the speakers at our annual conference on 24 September at the Palace in Peterborough. Please contact Najma Mirza - Najma.Mirza@nhs.net for further details.
Free for members and only £25 for non members (lunch included)!

Bringing concerns about child abuse into the open

The General Medical Council have published draft new guidance for doctors, designed to give them and their patients confidence in this complex area. This is welcome!
View the GMC child protection consultation web pages if you would like to contribute feedback.

Monday, 30 May 2011

What does the child mean to the parent and the parent mean to the child?

The DfE published Child and family practitioners' understanding of child development: lessons from a small sample on Serious Case Reviews on 26 May.
You will find in it useful teaching vignettes.

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Safeguarding Children across Services - messages from Research

The executive summary of this report by Harriet Ward and Carolyn Davies was published yesterday too!
Very readable and useful.

The Munro Review of Child Protection - final report

We welcome the final report, "A child-centred system", which was published yesterday, and look forward to continuing to work with the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health and other professions and agencies in England to implement the fifteen recommendations.

Saturday, 5 March 2011

Saving Mothers' Lives

CMACE (the Centre for Maternal & Child enquiries) have published their latest report this week - available at www.cemach.org.uk