30 July 2020
Our President, Professor Russell Viner, responds to the publication of the NHS People Plan 2020/21.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
23 May 2019
The RCPCH welcomes the Government's commitment to protect children online but, to inform future policy and public advice, says it must go further to ensure researchers have access to high quality data.