We want to see England regain its measles free status, return to declining infant mortality rates and halt the rise in childhood obesity. Our 2020 report summarises the evidence and outlines our priorities.

This report is not just for policymakers. For professionals involved in child health, these pages contain practical guidance on how they can improve outcomes for the children they care for. More importantly, it is a vital resource for children and young people, families, carers - they are the ones who have most at stake. This report will give them insight into the state of child health in their own country, so they can hold us all - policymakers, commissioners and practitioners - to account.

Dr Simon Clark, RCPCH VP Health Policy and Dr Ronny Cheung, RCPCH State of Child Health Clinical Lead