We would like to thank all of the exhibitors who will make our My Health, My Rights Conference so special.
The ALLIANCE is the national third sector intermediary for a range of health and social care organisations. Our vision is for a Scotland where people of all ages who are disabled or living with long term conditions, and unpaid carers, have a strong voice and enjoy their right to live well.
Barnardo’s helps hundreds of thousands of children, young people, parents and carers via our 800+ services across the UK. We help children through the trauma of sexual abuse and exploitation. We provide support for young people in care – and we don’t forget about them when they leave the care system.
The Care Inspectorate is a scrutiny body which supports improvement. That means we look at the quality of care in Scotland to ensure it meets high standards. Our vision is that everyone experiences safe, high-quality care that meets their needs, rights and choices.
We’re Children’s Hospices Across Scotland. But most people know us as CHAS. For thirty years we’ve been offering a full family support service for babies, children and young people with life-shortening conditions. This includes palliative care, family respite and support – through our hospices, homecare services and hospital presence.
CHILDREN IN SCOTLAND
Giving all children in Scotland an equal chance to flourish is at the heart of everything Children in Scotland does. By bringing together a network of people working with and for children, alongside children and young people themselves, we offer a broad, balanced and independent voice.
Our dream is that children grow up in a world of love, happiness and understanding. Our mission is to inspire greater awareness and understanding of the power of children’s human rights and to support the implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) across Scotland.
Contact exists to help families feel valued, supported, confident and informed. We are here for all families with disabled children – supporting families, bringing families together and helping families take action for others. Our vision is that families with disabled children feel valued and are strong, confident and able to make the decisions that are right for them.
Part of Cyrenians, the Scottish Centre for Conflict Resolution (SCCR) is a national resource promoting and supporting best practice in family conflict resolution, mediation and early intervention and offers a range of free digital resources, training and events to better support young people, families and the people who work with them.
DO BE MINDFUL
Do-BeMindful empowers staff, parents/carers, children and young people to care for their own mental wellbeing through Mindfulness-inspired education. We create dynamic, sustainable Mindful learning communities that foster a calm, kind and supportive culture. Our unique whole-school approach utilises blended-learning via a purpose-built online platform that’s inclusive, flexible and accessible to all.
EARLY YEARS SCOTLAND
Early Years Scotland is committed to providing the very best start in life for every child in Scotland. We are the leading national third sector organisation for children pre-birth to 5. Early Years Scotland’s remit is broad, but with a strong focus on the professionals and families who care for the youngest members of our community.
Family Fund is the UK’s largest charity providing grants for low-income families raising disabled or seriously ill children and young people. We provide grants for a wide range of items, such as washing machines, sensory toys, family breaks, bedding, computers, outdoor play equipment, clothing, hospital and appointment costs.
Fast Forward is Scotland’s national youth work agency, focusing on supporting children & young people to make informed choices regarding, and take a harm reduction approach to, risk-taking behaviours, towards reducing the negative impacts of these on their lives and those of their families and wider community.
THE FOSTERING NETWORK
The Fostering Network is the UK’s leading fostering charity and membership organisation, bringing together everyone who is involved in the lives of fostered children to make foster care the very best it can be. To find out about our work in Scotland email Scotland@fostering.net.
HEARTS & MINDS
Hearts & Minds help vulnerable people overcome feelings of powerlessness, anxiety and isolation through the art of therapeutic clowning. We are a Scottish charity that works in collaboration with paediatric healthcare units, respite centres, schools for learners with complex additional support needs and Dementia units to deliver laughter, friendship and support to those who need it most.
HOME SAFETY SCOTLAND
Home Safety Scotland is an open, inclusive, diverse, trusting and safe space for those working or with an interest in home safety in Scotland. Meetings are in the style of a virtual forum for people to share best practice, exchange knowledge, learn and work collaboratively to advance practice and raise awareness.
Kindred provides information, advocacy, and emotional support to families of children with some of the most complex healthcare needs in Scotland. As a parent-led organisation, we support parents to develop expertise in the care of their children. Find out more about our service, established since 1991, at www.kindred-scotland.org.
KINSHIP CARE ADVICE SERVICE SCOTLAND
The Scottish Government is committed to increase their support for Kinship carers and their families, through information and advice, along with development of supportive community-based peer services.
Licketyspit is a specialist early years theatre company based in Glasgow, working across Scotland. Our Storyplay approach opens doors to imaginary playworlds to unlock the limitless possibilities of children and support their rights. We have been creating theatre and drama-led play projects for children aged 3-12 since 2004, with a focus on the early years.
THE LUNA PROJECT
The LUNA Project is a community of Disabled, chronically ill, and neurodivergent young people working to make change! We create resources designed to educate and empower Disabled young people on everything from being queer and disabled, to information about specific health conditions. We also run workshops, host a blog, and have active social media.
MIND OF MY OWN
Our ambition is for all children’s voices to be heard – this is why Mind Of My Own’s digital participation tools are trusted by children’s services. We believe that every child is able to have a say, so we create fully accessible apps that provide a unique digital solution to advancing universal children’s rights.
Play Scotland is the lead organisation for the development and promotion of children and young people’s play in Scotland. We work strategically to make the child’s right to play a reality so that all children can reach their full potential and be able to confidently inhabit an inclusive public realm, as well as help shape child friendly communities.
Relax Kids aims to support children to build good emotional health through relaxation, values-based classes, and products that are helpful at home and in classrooms. We use a unique 7-step system that works through children’s natural energy system to lead them into a relaxed state where they are ready to learn and grow.
SAFE SLEEP SCOTLAND
Safe Sleep Scotland is a new online learning hub and the education arm of the Scottish Cot Death Trust. The main aim of their site is to provide accessible and engaging information about Infant Safe Sleep and how we can help reduce the risks of SUDI. Their vision is for the site become a useful, go-to guide for parents-to-be and families.
SALVESEN MINDROOM CENTRE
Salvesen Mindroom Centre has more than 20 years’ experience of supporting neurodivergent children, young people, their families and the professionals who work with them. With the right support all children can achieve their potential, but managing autism, ADHD, dyslexia, DCD or Tourette syndrome can be challenging for individuals, especially if those around them don’t have a good understanding of neurodiversity.
SCOTTISH ATTACHMENT IN ACTION
Scottish Attachment in Action are a passionate and committed group of people determined to raise awareness of attachment theory and its implications for policy, practice, families, and communities. We met for the first time in 2006 and became a national registered charity in 2015 with a Board of Trustees consisting of practitioners, parents and carers that represent our mission that ‘Attachment Matters for All.’
Starcatchers is Scotland’s Arts and Early Years organisation. Their mission is to inspire babies, toddlers, and young children by including them in high quality live performances and creative experiences that fulfil their right to access a rich arts and cultural life in Scotland regardless of where they live or their background.
50 Things to Do Before You’re Five
50 Things to Do Before You’re Five, is a not for profit resource, which seeks to help every child reach important health, learning, and wellbeing milestones, by providing 50 low or no cost ideas for play, to the people who care for them. Developed in Bradford, 50 Things is now available in 18 Local Authorities.