RCPCH &Us - for children, young people and families

Can you help us improve health services for young people like yourself? See how you can get involved and make a difference! And, take a look at our resources, created with and for children, young people and parents.

A celebration of young volunteers!

Power of Youth

Organisations across the UK are celebrating #PowerOfYouth Day and Volunteers' Week in early June..

Since September 2019, children, young people and parents have volunteered more than 1,400 hours to support the campaigning, projects and work of RCPCH &Us. We've been inviting these volunteers to tell their experiences on social media using #PowerOfYouth.

We've made fun things to do while you are staying home – a health diary to write or draw your questions or feelings between appointments, and an activity pack so you can help the NHS and entertained (plus get a certificate!)
Various materials created by and with children and young people on 'Voice matters'- including a poster about mental health, a 'thermometer' showing how to keep healthy, happy and well, a poster of supporting children when in hospital and our icon, Healthy child to Healthy adult
A group of 23 youth authors, aged 11-22, looked at insights from children and young people around the UK for the College's major report. They picked out the most important things that could make a big difference...
What keeps children in care happy, healthy and well? Children and young people worked with us create 'passports', a poster and games that share who they are and what support they'd like.

Get involved!

Can you help us improve health services for children and young people like yourself? Follow the links to join us.

For health professionals

How can you increase patient engagement and voice in your work? We deliver guidance on how to involve children and young people in strategic decision making.