The Paediatric Society believes all children and youth should, by right, attain optimal physical, mental and social health and wellbeing. By working as a coordinated national network of health professionals the Society dedicates its efforts and resources to making official submissions to both Government and Non-Government organisations on issues that will impact on the health and wellbeing of children and young people.
From time to time the Society will produce a Position Statement - a statement that presents the Society's opinion about a particular child health issue in the form of a detailed report which explains and/or recommends a particular course of action.
The Paediatric Society, along with both Government and Non-Government organisations, works to produce guidelines that that will impact positively on the health and wellbeing of children and young people. Guidelines are informed by a systematic review of evidence and an assessment of the benefits and harms of alternative care options. The Society is committed to maintaining the highest possible level of the scientific and ethical practice in the health care of children in New Zealand.
The Paediatric Society advocates for children on all issues related to their health at a local, regional and national level. By working as a coordinated national network of health professionals the Society creates publications for the benefit of people providing health services to children and young people. This includes providing information to the public of New Zealand on all matters that concern the health and welfare of children, and advancing public education and awareness of the science and practice of paediatrics, child health and welfare of children.