Child Health

RCPCH is committed to improving the health of children everywhere by supporting members and policymakers to build on evidence-based practice.

This section deals with standards of care for children, including:

  • clinical standards
  • research
  • paediatric service redesign
  • child protection
  • how we involve children, young people and families in our work
  • information for parents and carers


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Our obesity web page contains updates on the progress of the RCPCH objective to detect, treat, manage – and ultimately...

Health policy

The health policy team supports members, officers and stakeholders in making and shaping policy affecting children and young...

Child protection

Child protection portal including latest news, key publications and useful resources.


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Children's medicines

The College manages and supports projects in paediatric medicines, including the Medicines for Children resource for parents...

UK-WHO growth charts

A complete suite of growth charts for all uses from child health surveillance to detailed monitoring of children with health...

Child health guidelines and standards

High quality guidelines and products for setting standards for paediatric practice that have met the College Standards.


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Research projects

Current research projects run by the RCPCH to improve the health services available for children in the UK.

Research opportunities

Find out about the latest research opportunities advertised by the College

RCPCH Clinical Audit Programme

National Neonatal Audit Programme (NNAP), Clinical Audit, National Epilepsy12 Audit, Decreased Consciousness Level Multi-...