BACAPH believes in promoting the health and well-being of all children and young people. Advocating for healthier lifestyles and healthier societies is vital. We recognise that wellbeing is largely shaped by social determinants and services available to the child, family and community. In the current political climate, the voices of vulnerable groups such as children are all too often not heard. It is our mission to give voice to the concerns of children and adolescents to protect and promote their health and wellbeing. We do this through evidence-based advocacy at both individual and institutional level.
BACAPH is developing a series of policy briefing papers to support practitioners and decision makers at local and national levels. We’re focusing on important problems of child health, prioritising high prevalence conditions, topical concerns, and issues highlighted by our members.
A key part of BACAPH's role is to develop relationships with training and academic organisations such as the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, Faculty of Public Health, and Royal College of Nursing, in order to provide insight and information about training, events, resources, and relevant academic works. We also aim to bring together knowledge and expertise from our 'four nations' representatives in order to share best practice and facilitate regional meetings as well as co-ordinate sessions at national conferences.