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.
Our latest plan focuses on ways that we can further embed EDI into everything that we do.
This two-year programme of work focused on four key topics: working lives of paediatricians; health outcomes for children and young people; College volunteering and awards; and our College.
Our first action plan from 2020 looked at ways to open up volunteer roles to better reflect the diversity of our membership.
EDI is a key priority at the College. We outline why we undertake this work and how we stay accountable.
An insight into our year-long mentoring programme, pairing members from an underrepresented background with one of our College Officers.
We provide a central repository of resources to support our members in all things EDI.
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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