Position statements

We publish position statements that provide an informed and authoritative perspective on topical issues in paediatrics. These are highly valued resources for health professionals, politicians, policymakers and media professionals for advocacy, policy or communication purposes.

Each statement is rigorously and strategically developed with the objective of strengthening the College’s policy functions.

Breastfeeding - August 2017

Shape of training review response - October 2017 (original February 2016)

Reconfiguration - September 2013

Vitamin D - December 2012

Sponsorship - October 2012

Transforming community services (with British Association of Community Child Health) - 2010

Unlicensed medicines (with Neonatal and Paediatric Pharmacists Group) - December 2013

Detention of child asylum seekers (with Royal College of Psychiatry (RCPsych), Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP), Faculty of Public Health (FPH) and RCPCH - 2009 

Corporal punishment ('smacking') - 2009

Endorsing 'traffic-light' food labelling - 2009

Use of bone X-rays to determine the age of young asylum seekers - 2007


For any queries or comments on any of our statements, please email health.policy@rcpch.ac.uk