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.

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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