10 June 2020
This updated RCPCH advice for clinicians is provided to help members in their discussions with children and young people who are shielding across the UK and their families.
24 June 2020
Today, health leaders called for a review of lessons learned during the first phase of the pandemic. We've set out an additional call for a rapid review into the experiences of children and young people during the first wave, so that they can be protected from the harshest mitigation measures if we ...
1,500 paediatricians sign open letter to Prime Minister urging Government to make reopening of schools a priority
17 June 2020
RCPCH publishes an open letter from members about the importance of a plan to reopen schools.
16 June 2020
Changes have been made to our Child Protection Companion's chapter 9, ''Recognition of physical abuse' to accommodate suggested amendments by the British Paediatric and Adolescent Bone Group on the timing of blood investigations for fractures.
12 June 2020
To mark Pride month in the UK, the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) has published a set of commitments to support LGBTQ+ young people.
17 March 2020
Royal Colleges respond to new coronavirus guidance for pregnant women.
8 March 2020
There are many reasons why a child or young person might need to be looked after by the state, including abuse and neglect, family dysfunction, and a family in acute stress—all social disadvantages that arise more often in economically challenging times.
7 March 2020
A good start in life is critical for health—and this story begins before birth. The WHO states that monitoring maternal and child health during pregnancy is critical, and that smoking is one of the most important modifiable lifestyle choices during this period.
5 March 2020
Every death of a child or young person is a unique tragedy. In coping with such events as healthcare professionals, we respond in personalised ways. A common question, though, is whether we did everything we could to prevent it. Did we examine thoroughly? Did we respond to results quickly? Did we li...
13 January 2020
Rising demand and workforce shortages are leading to vacancies in vulnerable children and families lead roles across the UK, according to research published today by RCPCH. The findings also reveal that many Trusts, Health Boards, and CCGs have yet to create roles for child deaths, Looked After Chil...