Nominations for the inaugural Scottish Children’s Health Awards 2020 have now opened. You have until 5:00pm on Friday 2 July 2020 to make your nominations, while the Awards Ceremony will take place on Friday 4 September 2020 at the Sheraton Grand Hotel Edinburgh.
We are looking for nominations for the following awards.
AWARD 1 | CHILDREN’S CHOICE AWARD
Relationships shape the way we see the world and affect all areas of our learning and development. If you are a child or young person who has received treatment in hospital, at home, or in the community then this is your chance to say “thank you” to someone special in your life who has made a difference to your world. We are looking for someone special who has made a significant difference to a child or young person whilst they are undergoing treatment and whose care really stood out.
AWARD 2 | HEALTH AND WELLBEING AWARD
Children are precious and so is their health and wellbeing. When parents leave their children in the care of practitioners, they also hand over responsibility for their health and wellbeing. We are seeking a nominee/team who has made a difference to the health and wellbeing of a child or young person. This difference could have been achieved in school, in hospital or in the community through treatment or advocacy.
AWARD 3 | HEALTHCARE RIGHTS AWARD
All children and young people have human and healthcare rights. For example, children have the right to the best health possible and to medical care and the right to play and education in hospital. These rights are articulated in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) and the EACH Charter. This award will acknowledge the extraordinary steps taken by a nominee/team to advance the healthcare rights of children and young people.
AWARD 4 | HEALTH-RELATED PLAY AWARD
Health-related play is more than just a chance to have fun – it is a serious business when it comes to children’s health and wellbeing. It can help children physically, mentally and emotionally and is an essential part of treatment that can help to speed up recovery either in hospital or at home. We are looking for someone special, or perhaps a special team, who has made a significance difference to a child’s life through health-related play.
AWARD 5 | IMPROVING LIFE EXPERIENCES AWARD
Through this award we want to recognise the commitment and expertise of a nominee/team who has made a significant difference to improving life experiences of a child or young person undergoing treatment. We are looking for a nominee who has made a difference to the confidence and resilience of a child or young person so they are better able to deal with their current difficulties. The nominee may also have helped children and young people develop basic skills and habits to help them deal with challenges later in their life.
AWARD 6 | YOUNG ACHIEVER AWARD
Through this award we want to acknowledge a child who has kept going, when it might have been so much easier to give up and shown great determination. We are seeking a child or young person who has gone above and beyond, showing enormous courage in their life and never giving up.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
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