[PDF] Standards for children and young people in emergency care settings 2012

Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health - RCPCH
Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH)
Publication date:
02 May 2012


Developed by the Intercollegiate Committee for Standards for Children and Young People in Emergency Care Settings, this revised edition provides healthcare professionals, providers and service planners with measurable and auditable standards of care applicable to all urgent and emergency care settings in the UK. 

The 2012 (3rd) edition replaces earlier guidance of 2007 and 2003. It reflects changes in the way care is delivered: there is a new chapter focusing on mental health and substance misuse and the document takes a 'pathway' approach to aid a multi-professional workforce. Most importantly, this edition shifts from making recommendations to setting standards, giving healthcare professionals the guidance they need to provide the best service for children and young people along the care pathway.