The purpose of this joint statement from RCPCH and Royal College of Nursing is to outline the principles and standards for local service providers and Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) to aid the development of recovery plans for Looked After Children (LAC), raising awareness of vulnerable childr...
Evidence is emerging that social distancing measures implemented for COVID-19 have adverse effects on children. In these guiding principles, published on 15 May 2020, we outline how best to safeguard the welfare of children and young people during the COVID-19 pandemic.
This new microsite, live from 1 June, will be your essential resource on child protection and safeguarding - whether you are involved with child protection as a child health professional, allied health professional, social worker, solicitor or barrister.
02 November 2020
This two-day course provides paediatricians, who are already acting in an expert capacity or those with professional witness experience wishing to do so in the future, with the skills required to fulfil this key responsibility.
When managing children who have experienced suspected physical abuse, producing high quality images is crucial in enabling effective investigation of these complex cases.
13 January 2020
Rising demand and workforce shortages are leading to vacancies in vulnerable children and families lead roles across the UK, according to research published today by RCPCH. The findings also reveal that many Trusts, Health Boards, and CCGs have yet to create roles for child deaths, Looked After Chil...
In May 2019 the RCPCH Child Protection Subcommittee (Scotland) responded to Equally Safe, a consultation on legislation to improve forensic medical services for victims of rape and sexual assault.
In September 2019, RCPCH Scotland's Chair of the Child Protection Subcommittee responded to the Scottish Government Consultation on section 38 of the Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Scotland) Act 2015, focusing on the duty to notify aspect.
In August 2019 we responded to the Scottish Government's consultation on its Clinical Pathway for Children and young People who have disclosed sexual abuse.
To protect children and young people from harm, and help improve their wellbeing, all healthcare staff must have the competencies to recognise child maltreatment, opportunities to improve childhood wellbeing and to take effective action as appropriate to their role.