Children’s Health Scotland is the only charity in Scotland which is dedicated to promoting and championing the needs of all children and young people and their families at times of illness. We inform children and young people, parents and carers of their rights and responsibilities, where to access advice and support and what they should expect from health service providers. We empower parents and carers to participate in decisions about the treatment and care of their children. We supply information and resources, support and advice with the aim of helping families access the best possible healthcare.
Children’s Health Scotland is an independent organisation and so is not part of any health board or hospital. We can give information and impartial advice on any aspect of children’s and young people’s healthcare. This sometimes involves signposting enquirers to other organisations as sources of help.