We work to ensure that children and young people get the healthcare and treatment they need.
Health services are planned for children and young people in child-centered environments, which are staffed by appropriately trained staff. We promote the use of evidence based practice to provide high quality healthcare services at home and in hospital, while working to obtain equality of services and access across Scotland.
Who do we work with?
We work in partnership with parents, carers, professionals, and children and young people to help them meet their healthcare needs when they are ill. We represent children and young people’s needs and concerns within the Scottish Government, healthcare committees and other non-governmental organisations. This means we work with:
- The Scottish Government Health Department
- Health boards and Community Health Partnerships
- Children’s hospitals and general hospitals which treat children, health centers and child development centers
- Healthcare professionals
- Schools and special schools
- Other organisations and agencies which are connected with children and young people’s health and disability such as Contact a Family or Enable. See Useful links
- Children and young people who have a healthcare need/problem and different family members.
As well as providing information, support, a liaison role, and resources on any aspect of a child or young person’s healthcare, we also have a range of services operating in different parts of the country, each of which deal with a specific topic of children’s and young people’s health.
which is delivering workshops to support children and young people to cope better with their long term conditions.
delivering workshops to foster and kinship carers on the issues around the health needs and rights of looked after children and young people.
includes working with a range of organisations and groups in and around the Royal Hospital for Children Glasgow and across the health board area to represent the views and needs of sick children, young people and their families.
We provide support and information to families caring for a sick child. We make links with staff in the voluntary sector, local authority and within the NHS and work with groups and committees in the area to ensure that the health rights of children and young people are being considered.
develops links with agencies and groups to identify needs in order to raise awareness of children and young people’s health rights, and how to access health services amongst their communities.
- Give information about the healthcare services available for children and young people
- Explain how young people can access these
- Help young people understand their rights in relation to healthcare services
- Help young people have their say about services
- Help them to share their views with other young people
- Take their views to people who can make a difference
- Work with young people and healthcare professionals on their healthcare needs and rights
- Give talks and presentations about our service.
To read about our plans please click here for our 2020-23 Strategic Plan
We report on the work we have done each year, which includes how we have helped children, young people and families.