Child Protection Standing Committee updates

Below are summary updates from this committee, which is responsible for championing the safeguarding agenda for children and young people and meets three times a year.

October 2020

Child Protection Service Delivery Standards

  • These joint RCPCH and the Child Protection Special Interest Group (CPSIG) standards were published in October 2020. Their aim is to promote equitable, high quality child protection services across all four nations of the UK. They can be found on the RCPCH Child Protection Portal. 

Rights to access healthcare for migrant and/or undocumented children

  • This guidance published in November 2020 highlights the barriers that currently exist for certain migrant and/or undocumented children with regards to access to healthcare and attainment of a healthy life. The aim is to provide healthcare professionals with the knowledge and tools to advocate for migrant children and their families.

Family Justice Council report


For a more detailed summary including updates from the busy committee workplan, a preview of upcoming publications, and links to all the latest resources download the full October 2020 update below.

June 2020

The summary update for June 2020 can be downloaded below.

March 2020

The summary update for March 2020 can be downloaded below.

Further updates to follow. If you would like to get involved or find out more about the committee's work, please contact

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