Mission statement: ‘Professionals acting locally and globally to improve the health and well being of children and young people with a focus on social pediatrics and child health.’

International Society for Social Pediatrics and Child Health, ISSOP (from 2012) – formerly European Society for Social Pediatrics and Child Health, ESSOP (1977-2011): we are a group of health professionals interested in sharing our experiences and knowledge in the field of social pediatrics and child health. Some are doctors, others not.

ISSOP is recognised as a non-profit organisation by the and is formally registered with Geneva authorities.

‘Social paediatrics is an approach to child health that focuses on the child, in illness and in health, within the context of their society, environment, school, and family.’ Spencer et al. Social paediatrics – glossary. J Epid Comm Health 2005 59(2):106-8.