Position statements

The College publishes position statements that provide an informed and authoritative perspective on topical issues in paediatrics - and are highly valued resources for health professionals, politicians, policymakers and media professionals for advocacy, policy or communication purposes.


Each statement is rigorously and strategically developed with the objective of strengthening the College’s policy functions.

Breastfeeding August 2017 (PDF, 203KB, 5 pages)

Response to Shape of Training Review February 2016 (PDF, 266 KB)

shutterstock_69113692 Qhand.jpgReconfiguration September 2013 (4 pages)

Vitamin D December 2012 (4 pages)

Sponsorship October 2012 (PDF, 59KB, 3 pages)

Childhood obesity April 2012 (4 pages)

Transforming community services (with British Association of Community Child Health) 2010 (PDF, KB, 4 pages)

Unlicensed medicines (with Neonatal and Paediatric Pharmacists Group) December 2013 (PDF, 49KB, 5 pages)

Detention of child asylum seekers (with Royal College of Psychiatry (RCPsych), Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP), Faculty of Public Health (FPH) and RCPCH 2009 (PDF, 10 pages)

Climate change 2009 (PDF, 5 pages)

Corporal punishment ('smacking') 2009 (PDF, 5 pages)

Endorsing 'traffic-light' food labelling 2009 (PDF, 1page)

Equity in child health 2007 (PDF, 10 pages)

Use of bone X-rays to determine the age of young asylum seekers 2007 (PDF, 1page)


For any queries or comments on any of our statements, please email health.policy@rcpch.ac.uk