For children, young people and families

Welcome to our section of the site for children, young people and families. We've got loads of resources and you can find out what children really think about doctor's and healthcare, as well as telling us what your thoughts and getting involved with RCPCH.
Over 1,000 children, young people and family members took part in sessions, challenge days, projects and consultations focused on key topics from our State of Child Health report.
What makes the best doctor or health worker? Here are 21 top tips from young people! Do you agree? Why not share them them with your doctor?
We asked hundreds of children how doctors make them feel better. Find out what they said and let us know your ideas.

As a child or young person, you don't need superpowers! You have the right to be involved in decisions about your care and to be treated by the right people, at the right time, in the right place. It's all in our Facing the Future standards. Why don't you play our game, tell others about your rights or book a workshop?

In this game, designed by Amina (aged 16), a young person can pick the emoji cards that best represent how they are feeling, prompting them to discuss the topic and find out more.
Based on the classic children's game, Chatterbox, this gives ‘Facts vs Myths’ about mental health - to help a teacher or health professional facilitate a discussion.
If you'd like to tell your school, youth club, hospital or doctor's surgery about how they should be listening to young people, give them some of our posters and help them get involved.

Get involved

Do you want to help us improve child health? Find out more about who we are or what we do, and follow the links to get involved!