State of Child Health

State of Child Health Report 2017

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Select a key area below to read our recommendations and see the detailed data for all UK countries.

Or see the report at a glance and our recommendations for Governments and decision makers.


The RCPCH, through the Smoke Free Action Coalition, has lobbied for the publication of a new Tobacco Control Plan

RCPCH's State of Child Health report points to smoking in pregnancy and smoking amongst children and young people as key areas that need to be tackled

Rate of teenage pregnancies in Scotland at new low

However, deprivation continues to negatively impact numbers

Social mobility: radical reform urged to repair divided Britain

Analysis of government policies over past twenty years reveals interventions had minimal impact

State of Child Health: Short report series