Welcome to the website of the Paediatric Chaplaincy Network (for GB&I). We are a group of multi faith religious and spiritual care staff and volunteers working in hospitals, hospices and the wider community.

New Resource

Supporting Families with Sick Children by Rachel Hill-Brown
This booklet explores some of the challenges for church ministers and pastoral teams of supporting families through having a child with a serious illness or disability. It includes theological issues which may arise, and offers examples, principles of good practice, practical ideas and creative ways of helping families, the wider community and schools as they journey through the ups and downs, joys and tribulations associated with this situation.
To order a copy, please email rbr@bch.nhs.uk.
This booklet was produced by Red Balloon Resources. To see the full range of resources available, please visit: http://www.bch.nhs.uk/node/13511

New Website Updates

We are currently adding lots of new information to the PCN website. There are lots of ways for you to contribute to the PCN:

  • Example orders of service for memorials and funerals
  • Book recommendations or reviews
  • Contribute to our discussion page.
  • Let us know about any events or training that you think are relevant to the network members
  • Contact us with any other suggestions!

Are you a paediatric chaplain who is not currently part of the PCN? Email Emma Roberts to be added to the mailing list.

2017 PCN Meeting - 16th November 2017

Trauma: Individual and communal trauma and the role of paediatric chaplaincy
Thursday 16 November 10am – 4pm
Speakers: Chaplains who worked with those affected by recent attacks in the UK
Venue St Georges Hospital, Tooting, London SW17 0QT
Cost £10 including lunch (paid by cash on arrival)

This year's annual meeting will focus on working with children, families, staff and communities in the aftermath of a traumatic event.
To book a place please email Emma Roberts to confirm your attendance and inform us of any dietary or accessibility requirements.