5x5: Advocacy

We speak up on behalf of children and young people on a wide range of issues supporting their health and wellbeing, working closely with our members. This summer we celebrate 25 years of RCPCH, and we're looking at five achievements in five areas. Here we look at our advocacy work.

Our State of Child Health report shines a light on the health and wellbeing of children and young people and the evidence on child health outcomes and data trends across the UK

Last summer, we supported calls for free school meals to reduce inequalities resulting from COVID-19

Our work informed Government shielding policy during COVID-19

We continue to raise awareness of the pandemic’s impact on paediatric services

We offered advice for parents and carers on a range of issues during the pandemic including when to access medical care