Professor Andrew Rowland appointed RCPCH Officer for Child Protection

Professor Andrew Rowland has become the new Officer for Child Protection at Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health
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Professor Rowland is Consultant in Paediatric Emergency Medicine in the North West of England and an Honorary Professor (Children’s Rights, Law, and Advocacy) in the University of Salford. 

Newly appointed Officer for Child Protection Professor Andrew Rowland said:

I am so excited to be taking on this new role which is a fantastic opportunity to protect and promote the health and wellbeing of infants, children, and young people. I’m particularly looking forward to working with the outstanding Health Policy team at Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, and with key stakeholders, to provide leadership and strategic direction in all aspects of child protection, safeguarding children, and Looked After Children. 

I’d like to pay tribute to my predecessor, Dr Alison Steele, whose steadfast work as the outgoing Officer for Child Protection has formed solid foundations for me to take over the baton – thank you so much for your advocacy for children and young people, your support for your colleagues, and for your unfaltering leadership over the last five years. 

RCPCH Registrar Professor Steve Turner said: 

It’s a pleasure to announce Professor Rowland as our new Officer for Child Protection. Professor Rowland has a breadth of experience in child protection, both nationally and internationally after years of advocating for and with children and young people and safeguarding vulnerable groups.

Child protection plays a role in everything we do as child health professionals, and I have no doubt that Professor Rowland will champion RCPCH’s safeguarding agenda for children and young people.

Welcome Andrew, we’re so lucky to have you on board.