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Healthcare standards for children and young people in secure settings

Around 10,000 children and young people a year in the UK come into contact with secure settings. They are some of the most vulnerable, often suffering poor physical and mental health. These standards - first published in 2013, and refreshed in 2019 for England - help healthcare professionals, commis...
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Invited reviews: the first four years - evaluation 2012-2016

The RCPCH Invited Reviews service has been running since mid-2012 and has completed over 70 reviews. This report outlines the learning and findings from the first 60 reviews. It gives clinicians, managers and commissioners some ideas for 'quick wins' to improve their service or where help may be u...
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Looked after children (LAC)

This term typically denotes children cared for by Government, though exact definitions vary between the four nations. More than 93,000 children in the UK are in care, 70,000 in England. Most are taken into care over fears of abuse or neglect. They are vulnerable to health inequalities, and exhibit s...
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RCPCH Invited Review Service

We deliver clinically-led peer review and consultancy services to healthcare providers, commissioners and service planners across the UK. We advise and support teams to resolve concerns about paediatric provision, safety, team dynamics and communication, compliance with standards and proposals fo...
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Safeguarding Children and Young People: Roles and competencies for healthcare staff

To protect children and young people from harm, and help improve their wellbeing, all healthcare staff must have the competences to recognise child maltreatment, opportunities to improve childhood wellbeing, and to take effective action as appropriate to their role. This is an intercollegiate compet...