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The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges acknowledges the importance of Gillick competency, a well established legal principle which recognises the evolving maturity and individuality of children. Read the full statement attached.
Conflict can arise between health professionals and the parents of children not only where there is disagreement on the withdrawal or withholding of life sustaining treatment but also in more general routine care. In this paper for paediatricians and other health professionals, published in the Arch...
The College's scientific publication is one of the leading paediatric journals in the world. A peer-reviewed journal, ADC focuses on all aspects of child health and disease from the perinatal period to adolescence. Its Education and Practice edition can help paediatricians in their ongoing professio...
BMJ Paediatrics Open is a peer-reviewed open access journal showcasing research, clinical reviews and protocols on any aspect of child health from healthcare professionals. It was launched by RCPCH and BMJ Publishing in May 2017.
The BMI centile is a simple and reliable indicator of a healthy body weight in childhood. Where severe overweight or underweight is a concern, or where there is a need for monitoring weight over time, BMI can be calculated and plotted on this chart.
In 2018 we responded to the Department for Education's proposed changes to the teaching of RSE (relationships and sex education) and PSHE (personal, social, health and economic), recommending a holistic, age appropriate approach.
Based on the classic children's game, this game provides ‘Facts vs Myths’ surrounding the subject of mental health, which can enable a teacher/healthcare professional to facilitate a discussion regarding this issue.
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.
Child Protection Evidence is a resource available for clinicians across the UK and internationally to inform clinical practice and child protection procedures and to provide professional and expert opinion on the legal system. This systematic review evaluates the literature on teenage neglect.