Equality, diversity and inclusion

Our work in this area is a fundamentally important process for the College. Our aim is to reflect the diversity of our membership and provide fair and equal opportunities for all, supported by insights from our member reference group and staff working group.
With input from a wide range of members we published reports on four topics: working lives of paediatricians; health outcomes for children and young people; College volunteering and awards; and our College. Two years later, in March 2023, we report on our progress.
We're working to deliver the actions outlined in 'Working for change', and we update on our biggest projects, including reciprocal mentoring, removing barriers to volunteering and investigating differential attainment.
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.
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Diversity monitoring form

The College is committed to becoming a more inclusive organisation. However, we need data as a starting point to understand representation across our membership; only then can we seek to advance equality of opportunity. Please take five minutes to complete our form – you’ll need to log in with your RCPCH number. 

Blogs and updates on EDI


The Great Paediatric Bake Off – episode six!

It's a new school year and Dr Ash Patel is back with a new bake: Persian Love Cakes. He's joined by EDI champions, Mike Farquhar and Jaspreet Kaur, to discuss the Rainbow Badge Project and Soft Landings.
President's blog

Living our values when it counts most - President's blog

Camilla sends hope to colleagues in Sudan. She shares thoughts on the updated Healthcare Standards for Children and Young People in Secure Settings and gives a timely reminder on the updated training programme structure: Progress+.