Advocacy Committee

The College has a permanent Advocacy Committee to constantly review issues of children’s rights and specifically issues of access to health and healthcare to improve children's health and healthcare in the UK and globally.

Advocacy reading

United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) (PDF, 112KB, 15 pages)

Advocating for Children (PDF, 451KB) - RCPCH guide to delivering and encouraging advocacy on behalf of children, young people and their families and how to enable them to become self advocates.

Children's Food Campaign - school food standards consultation (PDF, 158KB, 9 pages) - April 2014

School Food Plan website toolkit launch (PDF, 397KB, 5 pages)

Advocacy publications list (PDF, 297KB, 2 pages)

RCPCH Parliamentary Panel guidance (PDF, 143KB, 2 pages)

For further information on the Parliamentary Panel and how to get involved, please visit the News and Campaigns section of the website. 

Advocacy Award 2016

Nominate yourself or someone else who has made a significant contribution to advocating for children for the Advocacy Award 2016 by 31 January 2016. Further details and nomination form.

Advocacy Committee members

Advocacy Committee members come from the membership of the College, including representation of doctors in training, as well as lay advisors to the College.

  • Chair, Dr Delan Devakumar

  • Member, Dr Anna Sharma

  • Member, Dr Nicholas Hoque

  • Member, Vacant

  • Officer for Health Promotion (Ex officio), Professor Russell Viner

  • Trainee Representative, Dr Sunil Bhopal

  • Trainee Representative, Dr Caoimhe McKenna

  • BACCH Representative, Dr Bidisha Lahoti

  • Invited by Chair - International Board Representative, Dr Bernadette O'Hare

  • Invited by Chair - Dr Ingrid Wolfe, Chair (Public Health) of BACAPH

Contact the Committee

Email the Advocacy Committee