We are delighted to publish our new style Children’s Health Scotland Magazine. In this latest edition we proudly welcome award-winning singer and songwriter KT Tunstall as our new Patron. On the announcement of her involvement with our charity KT said: “I was adopted as a child and my brother Daniel is deaf, so I have total admiration and an affiliation for the work of Children’s Health Scotland. I am extremely impressed at the way they work with children and young people to support their mental health and reduce the anxiety they may face with any medical or dental treatment or being admitted to hospital. Many of these children are looked after or have additional support needs associated with long-term medical conditions which is why I’m right behind their national work.” Find out more on Page 3.
In this summer edition we have two Special Features. The first focuses on Cameron Elliot, one of our Youth Volunteers on Page 5. Cameron explains about his journey through his illness, inclusion is our Self Management Service and why he has become a volunteer with our charity. Our Centre Page Spread focuses on Lisa and her story shows how she, as a young disabled person, exercised the rights described in the Right Awareness section of the Supporting Disabled Children, Young People and their Families Guidance to make a big life decision – something that’s had a really positive impact on her life. Both Special Features are totally awesome!
A key highlight in this edition is a double page feature on pages 6 and 7 about Safeguarding Children’s Rights. The Scottish Government is seeking views on how best to incorporate the UN’s ‘gold standard’ for children’s rights into Scots law and improve the lives of children and young people. Bruce Adamson, Children and Young People’s Commissioner, gives an insight into ‘why this is the most important thing that Scotland can do to protect children’s human rights’. If you would like to participate in this consultation then please feed in your responses to Helen Forrest, Chief Executive of Children’s Health Scotland by 14 July 2019. The email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
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