Equality, diversity and inclusion

Our work in this area is a fundamentally important step for the College; that we hold a mirror up to ourselves, look at whether we truly reflect the breadth and diversity of our membership and put into place the actions that will answer these questions.

"We intend to be accountable, to be the voice of change and to engage deeply and widely"

Dr Camilla Kingdon, who at time of recording in March 2021 was RCPCH President elect, introduced our phase 2 reports in equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI).

With input from a wide range of members we've published reports on four topics: the working lives of paediatricians; health outcomes for children and young people; College volunteering and awards; and our College as an organisation.
In 2019, we commissioned a report, with external input, on member representation in our voluntary roles. Our action plan, published in July 2020, outlined how we'd implement the report's recommendations.
Our members expect the College to show leadership in this area. Our oversight group ensures EDI is embedded across the College, and the member reference group feeds in valuable insight.

Members' blogs

Diversity monitoring form

The College is committed to becoming a more inclusive organisation. It is vital that we collect data in order to measure the impact of our work in EDI.