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.
24 April 2020
Russell's weekly blog to members looks at how we protect and plan delivery of crucial paediatric services - including immunisations and for vulnerable children - in the context of an extended pandemic.
22 April 2020
NHS charging regulations for migrants are “unworkable” and are having a detrimental impact on the wider health system says a new paper published in BMJ Paediatrics Open today.
22 April 2020
Since 2017, changes to NHS charging regulations have placed requirements on NHS trusts to identify patients not ‘ordinarily resident’ in the UK who should be charged for receiving secondary and community care. This policy has, sadly, placed vulnerable groups at risk of worsened health outcomes as th...
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.
8 March 2020
There are many reasons why a child or young person might need to be looked after by the state, including abuse and neglect, family dysfunction, and a family in acute stress—all social disadvantages that arise more often in economically challenging times.
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.
Coming soon! Our landmark report provides a snapshot of infant, children and young people's physical and mental health, bringing together available data across the UK.
When managing children who have experienced suspected physical abuse, producing high quality images is crucial in enabling effective investigation of these complex cases.