May is National Walking Month and Living Streets, the charity behind this campaign, is encouraging everyone to #WalkThisMay! At Children’s Health Scotland we know that walking is good for us for so many reasons. It can help us stay physically fit, help prevent illnesses, and the fresh air and time in nature is a great […]
News and Events
Sunday 16 May 2021 is National Children’s Day UK (NCDUK) – a day which is all about the importance of a healthy childhood and how we need to protect the rights and freedoms of children and young people to ensure that they can become happy, caring and connected adults.
This week (10th – 16th May) is Mental Health Awareness Week 2021, hosted by Mental Health Foundation Scotland. The theme for the week is ‘Nature’ and across the country, people will be celebrating the mental health benefits of being around nature in their local community in a range of digital and creative ways.
One in four of Scotland’s 5-year-olds suffer from tooth decay and the British Dental Association in Scotland (BDA Scotland) is calling for fluoridation of the water supply to improve the dental health of children and prevent root caries. It is an initiative that Children’s Health Scotland believes to be long overdue and one that will […]
We are delighted to announce that Children’s Health Scotland has received funding from Foundation Scotland Response Fund and the Corra Foundation to continue delivering our brilliant SMS:CONNECT service throughout 2021 and into 2022!
This week (15th – 20th March) is Scottish Kinship Care Week 2021, and there is a huge selection of exciting events taking place to mark the occasion. The week is co-ordinated by Kinship Care Advisory Service Scotland (KCASS) working in partnership with other Kinship Care organisations. To raise awareness of this important week, Children’s Health […]
We are delighted to announce that SMS:CONNECT – our online group Programme for children and young people with long-term health conditions – has received a National Lottery award of £10,000 from The National Lottery Community Fund. Kate Still, Chair of The National Lottery Community Fund Scotland, said: In these uncertain times our priority is to […]
Leading Scottish children’s health charity, Children’s Health Scotland, has just released their Manifesto which focuses firmly on the health and wellbeing of children and young people in Scotland.
Care Day 2021 is an international celebration that brings together the Care-Experienced Community, and their allies, to raise awareness about shifting public attitudes, accessing rights, and sparking important discussions. Care Day was first launched in 2015 to mark the one-year anniversary of the Children and Young People (Scotland) Bill 2014, which committed to strengthening support […]
The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) Incorporation Bill passed Stage 2 on 11 February 2021. Children’s Health Scotland was one of over 40 organisations and academics who worked with Together, the Scottish Alliance for Children’s Rights, to provide a briefing for MSPs and we are delighted that many of the amendments […]