Dr Joy Shacklock, RCGP Good Practice Safeguarding Clinical Champion

Catherine Powell, Child Safeguarding Consultant, Institute of Health Visiting

Dr James Burden, Named GP for Safeguarding, Coventry and Rugby CCG and Warwickshire North CCG & GP Partner and GP Lead for Safeguarding, Lakeside Healthcare


RCGP Good Practice Safeguarding Steering Group

RCGP Clinical Innovation and Research Centre

Dr Matthew Hoghton, Medical Director, Clinical Innovation and Research (CIRC), RCGP

Rosie Alouat, Quality Improvement Project Manager RCGP, Good Practice Safeguarding Project

Contributors to previous editions of the RCGP/NSPCC Safeguarding Children Toolkit for General Practice

With thanks also to all those who reviewed the document and provided valuable contributions:

  • Dr Alasdair Forbes, RCGP Scotland
  • Dr Bryony Kendall, Named GP for Safeguarding for NHS Liverpool CCG
  • Elaine Wylie, Designated Nurse for Safeguarding Children, North Yorkshire CCGs
  • Fiona Smith, Professional Lead for Children and Young People's Nursing, Royal College of Nursing
  • Dr Grainne Doran, Chair RCGP Northern Ireland
  • Jacqui Hourigan, Primary Care Nurse Consultant for Safeguarding Children and Adults, City of York and North Yorkshire CCGs
  • Dr Jonathan Leach, Joint Honorary Secretary, RCGP
  • Kenny Gibson, Head of Safeguarding, NHS England
  • Dr Kerry Milligan, GPwSI Child Protection Service, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
  • Dr Laura Wood, Paediatrician specialising in high vulnerability children
  • Dr Michelle Sharma, Named GP for Safeguarding Swindon CCG
  • Professor Nick Frost, Professor of Social Work (Childhood, Children and Families), Leeds Beckett University
  • Dr Nigel Farr, National Safeguarding GP, National Safeguarding Team (NHS Wales)
  • PCSF (Primary Care Safeguarding Forum)
  • Dr Peter Saul, Chair RCGP Wales
  • Dr Riaan Swanepoel, GP Child Safeguarding Lead North Tyneside and Northumberland CCG, GP Adult Safeguarding Lead North Tyneside CCG
  • Dr Sarah Peachey, GP, The Spa Surgery, Harrogate