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.
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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 […]
Time to Talk Day 2021 is all about celebrating the power of small actions that make a big difference. This awareness day was hosted by the charity Time to Change, and took place on Thursday 4th February, with the aim of encouraging people to start conversations about mental health in order help to end the […]
Children’s Health Scotland has welcomed the opportunity to respond to the Scottish Government’s consultation on the revised National Guidance for Child Protection in Scotland 2020. The Consultation has asked for views on updated National Guidance for Child Protection in Scotland, which will replace the current National Guidance published in 2014.
Next week (1st – 7th February 2021) we are joining schools, youth groups, organisations, and individuals from across Scotland to take part in Children’s Mental Health Week. As we’re an imaginative team at Children’s Health Scotland, we really love this year’s theme of #ExpessYourself which is all about finding ways to share feelings, thoughts, or […]
Today we are joined by Children’s Health Scotland’s Ambassador, Rory Crawford, for another #StoryWithRory! In celebration of Burns Night, Rory is reading ‘Rabbie’s Rhymes’ from publishers Itchy Coo Books; an illustrated children’s book with verses from some of Robert Burns’ most loved poems.
Today is an exciting day! This afternoon, MSPs will hold a Stage 1 debate on the UNCRC (Incorporation) (Scotland) Bill! Children’s Health Scotland is one of nearly 50 children’s organisations who have signed & supported the Together – Scottish Alliance for Children’s Rights briefing to MSPs.
Successful implementation of the proposed Disabled Children and Young People (Transition to Adulthood) (Scotland) Bill will require more than legislation to ensure that children and young people achieve effective transitions.
If you or someone you support is aged between 10 and 17 and is living in Scotland with a long-term health condition, you might be interested in joining our online Self-Management Programme, SMS:CONNECT. This six-week group Programme can help children and young people to take steps towards increasing their confidence and self-esteem, accessing information, and […]