What is Community Child Health

Community Child Health is the care of children outside hospital. It is rewarding and challenging - every day is different. Community paediatricians see children as outpatients for a variety of reasons.

What makes a Community Child Health Paediatrician?

A Community Paediatrician is a doctor who works with vulnerable children and their carers. This includes:

  • developmental disorders and disabilities
  • behavioural issues
  • those at risk of abuse or being abused
  • children who are “Looked After” or being adopted.

They work in a variety of settings and work with multiple agencies, particularly education and social care.

Community paediatricians have a vital role in local strategies to improve the health of all children in their area. This includes safeguarding policies and overseeing universal and targeted lifestyle programmes.

Community Child Health as a Career 
- video interview with Dr Ruairi Gallagher about the role of a Community Paediatrician

What we see in Clinic 
- examples from trainees of cases seen in clinic

BACCH is registered in England & Wales, charity number 1129758 and company number 06738129 at 5-11 Theobalds Road, London, WC1X 8SH.
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