Our key priorities
Reduce child health inequalities Action should be taken to tackle the causes of poverty and reduce variation in outcomes.Read more
Prioritise public health, prevention and early intervention Preventative measures will reverse current trends and ensure healthy children become healthy adults.Read more
Build and strengthen local, cross-sector services There should be equitable access to services, resources, advice and support within the local community.Read more
How does the evidence affect your nation?
We compared available data from across the four UK nations to monitor trends in child health outcomes and provide country-specific policy recommendations. Click or tap on the below map to read a summary for each nation.
Explore the evidence on a range of measures to examine the health of the UK’s infant, children and young people.
We're a group of 23 youth authors, aged 11-22 from around the UK. RCPCH workers have been busy going all over the UK over two years to find out what children and young people think keeps them “healthy, happy and well” and which topic needs to be tackled first. We picked out the most important things that could make a big difference...
What can health professionals do?
We’ve highlighted specific, practical actions that individuals or teams can take to improve matters for children and young people seen in clinical settings. We want to help you to advocate locally for the children you treat.