Learning disability or learning difficulty
25 March 2020
Once again, the State of Child Health report presents a comprehensive picture—and a sobering set of facts. But we must remember that we can only tell the story when we have the right data to do so.
4 March 2020
The RCPCH has today published State of Child Health 2020, the largest ever compilation of data on the health of babies, children and young people across all four UK nations. The report shows that for many measures of children’s health and wellbeing, progress has stalled, or is in reverse – something...
In 2018 we responded to the Department for Education's call for evidence on the educational outcomes for children of help and protection. We highlighted the need for collaboration between schools, social care and paediatrics to ensure children’s needs are being met across all sectors.
31 May 2019
If as a society we are failing our most vulnerable, then surely we are a failing society. The RCPCH responds.
In 2018 we responded to the Department of Health & Social Care’s consultation on their draft guidance for reducing the need for restraint and restrictive intervention for children with learning disabilities, autism spectrum disorder and mental health needs. We welcome the aim to eliminate the inappr...
In 2019 we responded to the Welsh Government's consultation on its draft code of practice on the delivery of autism services. We welcome the Welsh Government's attempts to improve services for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) but are concerned about separating ASD out of the Neurodevelop...
This page provides guidance and resources for delivering an effective transition from children's to adults' health services. We highlight five key determinants that ensure young people are provided with high quality care throughout the transition process.
1 February 2019
We have worked with NHS England on a programme to ensure children and young people with a learning disability, autism or both are able to access appropriate medication, and are not prescribed inappropriate psychotropic medication. Find out more and read our full pledge.
We’re pleased to see infants, children and young people placed front and centre of the NHS Long Term Plan, published in January 2019. The Plan contains a number of measures which will, if implemented, make a real difference to the health and wellbeing of children and help to achieve our vision for t...
This free, flexible learning resource helps those who work, volunteer or engage with disabled children and young people (from 0 to 25 years) and their families. It covers both physical and intellectual disabilities.