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Message from the President - 3 August

Russell has heard from many members with concerns for at-risk and vulnerable children in this period, and we're now seeking your insights. He also welcomes the UK government's recent announcement about obesity and junk food advertising, but we need to understand how people's lives are and see the de...
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Redeployment of health visitors has left vulnerable children at risk

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. The survey of 663 health visitors in England, conducted between 19 June and 21 July 2020, found that 41% of respondents in teams that los...
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Protect children for a challenging winter ahead

The UK must prepare now for a potential new wave of coronavirus infections this winter that could be more serious than the first, says a new report from the Academy of Medical Sciences. Responding to 'Preparing for a challenging winter', the RCPCH made the following statement on vaccinations and pro...
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By raising awareness of young carers, we can give them the support they need

A few years ago, I got the chance to speak with young carers about their experiences. Together, we created superhero characters to explain some of the many things that they do—and some other things they would like to do. As the RCPCH’s children and young people’s engagement manager, I get to meet wi...
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UK in danger of failing a generation of children and young people, says new report

The RCPCH has today published State of Child Health 2020, the largest ever compilation of data on the health of babies, children and young people across all four UK nations. The report shows that for many measures of children’s health and wellbeing, progress has stalled, or is in reverse – something...

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