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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.
In 2018 we responded to the Department for Education's call for evidence on the educational outcomes for children of help and protection. We highlighted the need for collaboration between schools, social care and paediatrics to ensure children’s needs are being met across all sectors.
In 2019 we responded to the Welsh Government's consultation on its draft code of practice on the delivery of autism services. We welcome the Welsh Government's attempts to improve services for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) but are concerned about separating ASD out of the Neurodevelop...
In 2018, we responded to the Health and Social Care Select Committee’s inquiry into the first 1,000 days of life. We support efforts to improve the first 1,000 days, recognising how important they are for children’s health and development in later life.
In 2017 we responded to the Children, Young People and Education Committee’s consultation on the First 1,000 Days. We welcome the commitment to focus on infants and very young children, as healthy children are more likely to become healthy adults.
In May 2019 we responded to the Scottish Government consultation, Improving Disability Assistance in Scotland. RCPCH is generally supportive of the proposal and recommends that application for Disability Assistance should be a straightforward process for parents/carers/paediatricians with rigorous a...