RCPCH Child Protection Committees

Responsible for championing the safeguarding agenda for children and young people. It advises on matters relating to child protection – preventing violence, exploitation and abuse against children

There are a number of Child Protection Commitees which oversee the child protection work at the RCPCH.

Child Protection Standing Committee

Committee Chair (Officer for Child Protection): Dr Alison Steele

About the committee

    • Responds to matters when children are vulnerable to exploitation or abuse and ensures that children have a right to protection
    • Encourages policy developments that foster appropriate rights for children, develop preventative services and improve education
    • Liaises and communicates with appropriate organisations and committees to provide advice and response to matters relating to child protection

Updates

The committee frequently publish summary updates. For detailed summaries, including updates from the busy committee workplan, a preview of upcoming publications, and links to all the latest resources see below:

For more information,

If you would like to get involved or find out more about the committee’s work, please contact the Health Policy team.

Child Protection Subcommittee (Systematic Reviews and Publications)

Committee Chair (Assistant Officer for Child Protection): Dr Emilia Wawrzkowicz

About the committee

The subcommittee oversees the Child Protection Evidence systematic reviews (formally the CORE-Info type of activity) programme of work and provides an oversight for updating the Child Protection Companion.

If you would like to get involved or find out more about the committee’s work, please contact the Research & Evidence team.

Child Protection Subcommittee (Scotland)

Chair: Dr Marianne Cochrane

About the committee

There are differences in the way child protection is managed in Scotland compared to the rest of the UK.

This subcommittee informs the Scottish Committee and the Standing committee on Child Protection matters pertinent to child protection in Scotland. It is a multidisciplinary committee that meets three times a year.

If you would like to get involved or find out more about the committee’s work, please contact Louise Slorance, RCPCH Scotland office