Children’s right to the best possible health. A child rights curriculum for health professionals on implementing the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

This material is freely available for teaching about children’s rights in health care to health and allied professionals. It has been developed by a joint group of the Royal College of Paediatrics and CHild Health (UK) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (USA) and is owned by these two organisations. It is primarily intended for trainees in paediatrics but could be used by nurses, allied professionals and psychologists etc, ideally in mixed discipline groups.Tony Waterston (Newcastle upon Tyne, UK)

The courses are not yet finalised and feedback is welcomed. There is a short course intended to be taught in two separate one hour blocks, and a longer course lasting 6 hours. The full UN Convention itself should also be available to trainees and will be included in the handouts. Please make use of the material on the condition that attribution is made to the RCPCH and AAP and that feedback is provided to me!