Is for the best quality healthcare for children and young people in Scotland.
Is to enable every child and young person to exercise their rights to healthcare and to have these rights upheld, and their healthcare needs met, in partnership with parents, carers and professionals. We do this through direct support and advice, influencing policy and campaigning for service improvement.
The values which are important in going about our work are to:
We believe in the rights of children and young people as enshrined in the UNCRC and in the EACH Charter and are committed to their promotion within the healthcare system.
We work to empower children and young people to identify and articulate their needs and we tailor our services accordingly.
We focus on meeting the needs of children and young people in our healthcare system, ensuring that these are central to the work of those responsible for delivering child health policy, practice and service provision.
The safety of children and young people we work with is paramount.
We are understanding and supportive of the needs of children, young people and their families.
We believe in working in partnership with relevant statutory and voluntary agencies, putting the child at the centre, will achieve the best outcome for children, young people and their families.
When we challenge the policies and procedures of healthcare and other providers, it is to assist them in providing services which are appropriate to the changing needs of children and young people and their families.
We are an independent, voluntary sector charity.
We are committed to non-discriminatory practices and equality of opportunity in recruitment, work practices and provision of service.
Our work is carried out with the highest regard for confidentiality.
We conduct our business with integrity and respect for others.