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 About Us

STACC was founded in September 1992 as a charitable company limited by guarantee of charitable status and not having a share capital (Company Number SC140214)

STACC is registered as a Scottish Charity (SC020553) and functions in compliance with the requirements of the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR).

STACC was established to support and develop health care for children in sub-Saharan Africa. There has been no change to this purpose.

STACC is managed by directors, who monitor the work, plan how to raise and deploy funds and investigate proposals for consolidating and expanding activities. The directors encourage local "ownership". STACC relies on local coordinators, who negotiate with government officials, recruit health workers and administer working routines. The directors do not receive any form of remuneration.

Board of Directors

Patricia BA Barclay LLB DipLP BCL
John Briggs BA PhD FRGS (Chair)
Niall Campbell BA
Phil Cotton OBE MD MEd FRCGP
Peter Holmes OBE BVMS PhD DUniv(hc) DSc(hc) FRCVS FRSE
Rt Hon. Lord Kerr of Kinlochard GCMG MA FRSE
Malcolm McLeod CBE MA BLitt FRSE
Lillias Robinson BEM MSc BSc
Frank Savioli MB ChB BScMedSci MRCS
Richard J Simpson OBE FRCGP FRCPsych DSHEB
Lawrence Weaver MA MD DSc

Hon. President

Rt Hon. Lord Kerr of Kinlochard GCMG

Hon. Vice-Presidents

Sir James Armour CBE PhD DrHC FRCVS FMedSci
Rt Hon. Lady Hazel Cosgrove CBE LLD
Jean Diggle RGN MSc SCPHN(OH)
Mary H Hodges MB BS MRCP Hon DSc (Glasgow)

Sir James Mellon KCMG
Fiona M M Nicolson MA LLB NP
Rt Hon Lord Wallace of Tankerness PC QC MA LLB


Mazars, 90 St Vincent Street Glasgow G2 5UB.

Company Secretary and Registered Office

Dentons LLP, 1, George Square, Glasgow G2 1AL.


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Our privacy policy
Thank you for your interest in STACC. Our ability to help the children of sub-Saharan Africa is wholly dependent on you, our supporters. You can be assured that we take your privacy very seriously and will never share your details with third parties without your consent.
What information do we collect from you?
Where you have generously made a donation to support our work we may collect your name and address to allow us to thank you or to set up a direct debit or to claim Gift Aid where this is appropriate. If you have opted in to receiving news and invitations from us we will need your name and address or email to permit us to send you this information by the method agreed.
How to stop or change how we communicate with you
If at any time you wish to stop or change how we communicate with you, or update information we hold, please do get in touch by email to
admin@standrewsclinics.org.uk or by post to St Andrew's Clinics for Children, PO Box 461, Glasgow G12 8QT.

Equality and diversity
Although STACC has no employees at home or abroad, equality and diversity apply in the appointment of Directors. STACC will always encourage the administrators of the health centres it supports in Africa to develop equality and diversity policies where these are not already in place. STACC will support the administrators to ensure that job applicants and those already in post are aware that equality and diversity practice helps all employees, full or part time, to know they are valued, respected, and are free from discrimination. STACC will from time to time review reports from administrators about the implementation and impact of equality and diversity.

STACC’s Board of Directors places the safeguarding of children as a matter of the highest priority. Children presenting for diagnosis or treatment must not be exposed to cruelty, abuse or any form of physical or mental maltreatment. STACC requires that the health centres it supports in Africa will adhere to this approach. The Board expects that all those caring for children will report at once to the health centre administrator if any form of child abuse is suspected.