10 November 2020
The Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills (Ofsted) has published the latest in a series of reports on the impact of the pandemic on children. The reports are based on their observations made during inspections of schools, early years settings and children's services durin...
29 July 2020
Health visitors fear the needs of vulnerable children have been missed due to staff redeployment to support the COVID-19 workforce, according to a new UCL survey.
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.
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...
19 August 2019
Everyone who works in child health has a responsibility to safeguard and protect children from violence, exploitation and abuse. RCPCH members can access a number of resources to support this work.
15 August 2019
We all know safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility, but with increasing demand on services, competing priorities, recruitment difficulties and budget restrictions, healthcare professionals are feeling overwhelmed. Embedding safeguarding within day-to-day practice and taking part in statutory work...
10 May 2019
Our first version is now ready for stress testing by a select group of parents and families from our charity partner, WellChild. If you're joining us at RCPCH Conference and exhibition on 13-15 May, come to our stand for a sneak preview!
25 March 2019
Wales has taken the next step towards protecting children’s’ rights by introducing legislation to end the physical punishment of children. RCPCH responds.
23 October 2018
As the Chancellor's budget approaches, over 100 organisations, including the RCPCH, come together to ask that he puts children at the heart of its spending decisions.
18 September 2018
UK children are exposed to more than 60% of their daily air pollution intake during the school run and while at school, new research has shown today.