Ethics

There are few areas of medicine where practice within robust and clear ethical boundaries is as important as in child health. We take seriously our responsibility for maintaining standards of ethics by supporting research and professional practice and by setting standards in paediatrics training.
To support paediatricians and other clinicians who have to take very difficult decisions in strict accordance with the law and with sensitivity towards the customs and beliefs practiced by their patients and their families.
Our Research Charter aims to support children, young people, families and health professionals talk about child health research and why it's needed. We have compiled some relevant resources, including on ethics and data protection in research.
Our policy sets out robust safeguards for the acceptance of funding from Formula Milk Companies (FMCs) and other commercial organisations. This was developed following consultation with our members in 2016.