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

“Responding to Trauma”

This year’s meeting was held at St George's Hospital in London on 16th November 2017. It was focused on responding to trauma in children.
We heard from chaplains and a psychologist, including personal accounts from chaplains who have worked with children caught up in large scale traumatic events.

Thank you to all our speakers from the day!

Click here to view some of the powerpoint presentations from the speakers.