Terms & Conditions

Terms & Conditions

The website is a professional resource intended to support safeguarding professionals in their efforts to provide high quality support to peers as well as health care to patients

Please read this section carefully as it contains the legal terms and conditions (the “Terms and Conditions”) to which  you agree when using this website which has been designed for the use of members of the PCSF. 

Approved Persons

This website is for use by Approved Persons who are members of the PCSF, or who are subject to conditional membership as members of the RNNGP and the NNNGP (approved organisations) . 

Registration and Data Requirements

In order to become a member of PCSF and then use the services of the website, you will be required to register an account and provide certain personal information such as your name, email address, address, profession, occupation, specialty and depending on your country of practice, your medical or nursing number or equivalent. You may choose to update or supplement the personal information that you provided at registration at any time through your account settings or by contacting the PCSF administrator. It is important that this information is kept up to date and accurate. This information is required to ensure that only approved members can access website resources. Users providing information found to be inaccurate will have usage rights removed.

Security Information

To access The Website, you need to provide your email address and create a password. Your email address and password constitute your ‘Security Information’. You must ensure that this password is not disclosed to anyone because you will be held responsible and liable for all activities which occur when someone is logged in using your Security Information. It is your responsibility to notify PCSF immediately of any unauthorised use of your Security Information or any other breach of security as soon as you become aware of it.


Materials provided on The Website may of a potentially sensitive nature. You must therefore take all reasonable care to prevent others from gaining unauthorised access. This includes not leaving your screen unattended while logged in to The Website and always logging out when away from your computer. 

Code of Conduct

You are personally responsible for all use you make of this site and activities you carry out in relation to it. Only website editors may make changes to the site. However, there may be areas like blogs, feedback and messages to which you will be able to contribute. You must not knowingly provide any incorrect information to this site and must take all reasonable care to ensure that all information that you do provide is informative, accurate and relevant. 

Any useful guidance or tools you would like shared with members should be forwarded to the website editors for approval and uploading.

By signing up to use you agree that you will not:

  • use this site for any commercial purpose, including advertising for sale or selling any material provided on the site.
  • post any content on this site, which is unlawful, harassing, defamatory, abusive, threatening, harmful, vulgar, obscene, profane, sexually or racially offensive or any material which in the opinion of site editors is considered objectionable.
  • post any content on this site that promotes any illegal activity, which includes the provision of instruction for illegal activity.
  • post any content on this site which you do not have the right to transmit or use or which infringes any third party’s rights.
  • transmit to this site any material containing software viruses or files designed to damage or disrupt the good working order of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment or that may in any way diminish the quality of or interfere with the performance of this site;
  • impersonate any other person or entity or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity while using the site.
  • attempt to gain unauthorised access to any part of this site; or
  • violate any applicable local, national, or international law or regulation while using this site.

The editors will be entitled at their discretion to remove anything which is transmitted to, from or via the site or posted on the site which does not comply with these terms and conditions in any way. Any user transgressing the Code of Conduct will be barred from use of the site. PCSF will take any necessary action including legal action without liability. 

Ownership of Materials on this Site

The contents of this site may come from various sources. Some material may be subject to copyright protection. This will usually be stated within the material but nevertheless it remains the responsibility of individual users to check for any possible copyright violations if reproducing or disseminating resources. Please ask the website editors if in doubt.

Third party material subject to copyright must be strictly observed and the rights of the third party should not be infringed.

Any permitted reproduction is always subject to the material being reproduced accurately and not used in any misleading or inappropriate context. Additionally, where any of these materials are republished or copied to others, the appropriate site must be identified or referenced as the source of the materials. 


While we hope you find the website  useful to you as a safeguarding professional, it is not intended to serve as any form of  diagnostic service or pathway, to provide certainty with respect to a course of action, to recommend a particular investigation or therapy or to otherwise substitute in any form for the clinical judgment of a qualified healthcare professional. You are solely responsible for evaluating the information obtained from this website and for your use or misuse of such information in connection with your management decisions or otherwise. You agree that you shall be solely responsible for your compliance with all national laws and standards of professional practice applicable to you and the practice of healthcare in your relevant health profession.

The information on this website is for educational purposes and guidance only and does not necessarily constitute a medical opinion or fact. Only a health professional can decide on the management of a patient by considering their individual circumstances.

The information and tools made available through the website are provided for educational and informational purposes only. While care has been taken to ensure that such information on this site is accurate and up to date, we do not accept any liability for errors.  We do not accept any liability for information posted to this site by third parties. All content on this website is subject to change without notice.

While all reasonable attempts will be made to maintain accuracy and validity of our information, use of materials on this website is entirely at your own risk and it is your responsibility to ensure that any information you use meets your requirements. The content has no warranty or guarantee for any particular purpose. We do not accept any liability for errors or misprints within material.  We do not accept any liability for information posted to this site by third parties. All content on this website is subject to change without notice.

Should you find information on this site, which you feel in inappropriate, please contact the editorial team or members of the PCSF executive immediately pcsfmembership@gmail.com 

Information Provided by Users

Any content placed on this website by users must meet the laws of the country and be consistent with the principles of the Data Protection Act 2018. 

You must not enter any patient identifiable information on this site.

Policy on Links to other Sites

There will be links to other sites within resources. These links are provided for your information and convenience only. We do not endorse or take any responsibility for the sites linked to or for the content of those sites. However, we ask you not to provide links to other sites in any postings you make to this site as this may pose a risk to the security of this site. Due to the need to maintain a secure environment for our membership we also do not permit other sites to link to this site. If you find any links which you think may be useful to other members, please forward that link to the editorial team for consideration.


We cannot guarantee that you will have uninterrupted access to this site or to any site to which a link is provided. We accept no responsibility for any damages or losses arising out of the loss of use of any the information on the site

Intellectual Property

The names, images and logos identifying the PCSF are the proprietary marks of PCSF. Copying our logos and any other third-party logos displayed on or accessed via this site is not permitted without the prior approval of the relevant rights owner.

Virus Protection

Care is taken to check and test material at all stages of production. However, it is always wise for you to run an anti-virus program on all material downloaded from the internet or the website We do not accept any liability for any loss, disruption or damage to your data or your computer system that may occur as a result of using material derived from this site.

User Restrictions

Where you use The Website, or permit it to be used in breach of any of these Terms and Conditions, or we have reasonable grounds to suspect that this is the case, then the PCSF may at its sole discretion suspend or terminate your registration and refuse any and all current or future use of The Website.

Amendment of these Terms and Conditions

We reserve the right to amend these Terms and Conditions, including our Privacy Policy, from time to time and without notice to you. Any such amendment will be effective once the revised Terms and Conditions have been posted on this site.

PCSF Website disclaimer 

The information contained in this website is provided as an educational resource for use by approved PCSF members only. The information comes from a variety of sources including our members and while we endeavour to keep the information up to date and correct, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, expressed or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained on the website for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk. Use of any material for commercial purposes is strictly prohibited.

Through this website you can link to other websites which are not under the control of PCSF. We have no control over the nature, content, and availability of those sites. The inclusion of any links or articles does not necessarily imply a recommendation or endorsement of the views expressed within them or of the organisation from which they originate.

In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage, indirect or consequential, whatsoever, arising from loss of data or profits arising out of, or in connection with, the use of this website.

Every effort is made to keep the website up and running smoothly. However, PCSF takes no responsibility or liability for the website being temporarily unavailable due to technical issues beyond our control.