We've now published the latest National Paediatric Diabetes Audit report - illustrated by Emilia Smith - on health checks and outcomes for children and young people with diabetes over the previous year.
Dr Melanie Ranaweera writes, "As paediatricians, I truly believe we are a cornerstone in advocating for a healthier, more equal, diverse and inclusive future for children and young people across the world".
On 23 June 1996, our Royal Charter was granted by the Queen. As we celebrate our 25th birthday, we look not only at our history, but also the future and the many ways the College is working to support our members and the health and wellbeing of children and young people.
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The Companion is your handbook on all forms of child abuse. It covers child protection processes across the whole range of medical and social interactions: from examination, to identification, to referral, to court.
These can be some of the hardest issues for health and social care professionals to deal with in terms of safeguarding children. Being able to recognise and manage emotional abuse and neglect in a coordinated multiagency approach can ensure children get the help and support they need.
Children and young people are at risk of exploitation in a growing number of ways. To help keep them safe, health and social care professionals need to understand how this can happen, the different types of exploitation children may be exposed to, the signs to look out for and what can be done to mi...
Our Female Genital Mutilation programme (e-FGM) is made up of five 20 to 30 minute eLearning sessions, designed to improve the knowledge and awareness among healthcare professionals of the impact that FGM has on women and children.
These external links and national guidelines may be useful in relation to the systematic reviews, which address key questions about the recognition and investigation of children with suspected physical abuse and neglect.
This guidance, refreshed in June 2019, outlines best practice management of requests from statutory agencies (police / social services) for medical opinion on photographic images of possible physical abuse in children. The guidance is intended to create an agreed practice framework to manage request...
This term typically denotes children cared for by Government, though exact definitions vary between the four nations. More than 93,000 children in the UK are in care, 70,000 in England. Most are taken into care over fears of abuse or neglect. They are vulnerable to health inequalities, and exhibit s...
It is a core competency for all clinical staff working with children to undertake regularly documented reviews of practice, including peer review. This page provides guidance for the peer review process in safeguarding.