The standards delineate what is expected in order to respect children’s rights: ensuring child, adolescent and family-friendly health facilities and services; evidence-based clinical care; availability of child and adolescent-specific appropriate equipment; appropriately trained, competent staff. The standards include health facility measures to facilitate implementation, to track improvement and to monitor performance. The standards are based on the eight domains of the framework for improving the quality of care and address the most common conditions that affect children and adolescents in health facilities.