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Community Child Health

What is Community Child Health?

Community Child Health is a subspecialty of paediatrics, providing specialist secondary care, predominantly in out of hospital settings, including schools.


Paediatricians working in CCH (community paediatricians) have broad skills covering paediatrics and child health with specialist skills in the care of vulnerable families, children with long-term conditions and child public health.

This includes children with developmental disorders and disabilities, those with complex health needs (including end of life care), special educational needs, behavioural presentations of neurodevelopmental disorders and those where there are safeguarding concerns, who are looked after or who are in the process of being adopted.

There are a wide range of opportunities when undertaking a placement in community paediatrics. Click on the following links to find out more and for useful resources. 

Opportunities Checklist

Community Paediatrics Learning Resources

Tips for organising your diary


Autism Spectrum Disorder


Community GRID Example Interview Questions

Developmental Coordination Disorder

Developmental Delay


Health Promotion

Looked After Children

Prescribing Controlled Drugs

Sleep Information

Teaching Days

These are primarily for registrars working in Community Paediatric placements. SHOs are welcome to attend if they are interested but need to get permission. 


The teaching days for 2021/2022 are as follows ( check back soon for further updates on whether these will be going ahead virtually and for more details)


24th November 2021,

11th May 2022,

23rd November 2022

Contacts within Community Paediatrics

There is a West Midlands representative for BACCH (British Association for Community Child Health), who is happy to be contacted on the email below:



Pippa Marshall 

Opportunities within Community Paediatrics

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