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.
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.