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.
During 2017, over 1000 children, young people and family members took part in sessions, challenge days, projects, consultations and events focused on key topics as outlined in the State of Child Health report. This is our summary report.
What makes the best doctor or health worker? Here are 21 top tips! If you agree, make sure you share them with your Doctor.
To celebrate our 21st birthday, we asked hundreds of children how doctors make them feel better. Find out what they said and let us know your ideas in the comments section.
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This website offers free, practical and reliable information to parents and carers, with leaflets on more than 200 medicines and videos showing how to give different types of medicines to your child.
infoKID: Information for parents and carers about children's kidney conditions
This online resource for families covers a range of kidney conditions that can affect children - and gives information about symptoms, causes, diagnosis, treatment and management.
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?
This game, designed by Amina (aged 17) one of our Summer 2017 interns, enables a young person to pick the emoji cards that best represent how they are feeling, prompt them to discuss the topic and find out more information.
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.
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.

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