News & Campaigns

The College leads the way in children and young people’s health on behalf of its membership.

We engage with the media, government, NHS, children's charities and other stakeholders to improve healthcare for children in the UK and overseas.

Find out the latest child health news and how to get involved.

Child Health News


From independent organisations - not the opinion of, or endorsed by, the RCPCH

BBC film on child transgender issues worries activists

The Guardian reports on a psychologist's approach to transgender children

Schools will be trained to spot mental illness in pupils

Prime Minister announces mental health support plans

RCPCH campaigns


We campaign on key child health issues to influence government policy

Child health matters - the 100 day challenge

An update on our challenge to the new governments in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland

Why Children Die - RCPCH campaign

By looking at existing data for the UK, we aim to identify ways to reduce preventable child mortality