RCPCH &Us - for children, young people and families

We are the voice of children, young people, parents and carers - created to actively seek and share their views to influence and shape policy and practice. Find out what children really think about doctors and healthcare, tell us your thoughts and see how you can get involved.

Over 1,000 children, young people and family members took part in sessions, challenge days, projects and consultations focused on key topics from our State of Child Health report.
What makes the best doctor or health worker? Here are 21 top tips from young people! Do you agree? Why not share them them with your doctor?
You have the right to be involved in decisions about your care and to be treated by the right people, at the right time, in the right place. It's all in our Facing the Future standards.

"They pay attention... they look at all of me"

We asked hundreds of children... how do doctors make me feel better? 

Get involved

Do you want to help us improve child health? Find out more about who we are or what we do, and follow the links to get involved!

In this game, designed by Amina (aged 16), a young person can pick the emoji cards that best represent how they are feeling, prompting them to discuss the topic and find out more.
Based on the classic children's game, Chatterbox, this gives ‘Facts vs Myths’ about mental health - to help a teacher or health professional facilitate a discussion.
If you'd like to tell your school, youth club, hospital or doctor's surgery about how they should be listening to young people, give them some of our posters and help them get involved.