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.
- 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.
(PDF, 158KB, 9 pages) - April 2014
(PDF, 297KB, 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
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