Children’s Health Scotland is the leading children’s health charity in Scotland. We are the only charity dedicated to informing, promoting, and campaigning on behalf of the needs and rights of all children and young people with health conditions and we work directly with families and carers to support the health and wellbeing of children and young people.
We can supply information, resources and support to families and cares with the aim of empowering their knowledge of health rights and to help them access the best possible healthcare. Read how we helped one family.
We deliver the following services that support families and carers
We have a range of information leaflets on aspects of preparing a child for healthcare intervention and treatment:
- Helping Children Cope with Pain
- Helping Children Cope with Needles
- What to Expect When a Child Goes to Hospital
- Preparing your Child for Dental treatment
- Young People in Hospital Guide
- The GP Service for Children and Young People
We have a range of resources for families. Please click here for our Publications and Resources for further information.
Going into hospital or preparing for any other kind of healthcare treatment or intervention can be a daunting time for families. Information about the treatment and what to expect can help families cope better and prepare their child for what to expect. Our pack includes a selection of our leaflets, including, What to expect when a child goes to hospital and the EACH Charter explaining their healthcare rights. It also includes booklets on Consent and Confidentiality for under 16s and Have Your Say! Call 0131 5536553 if you would like a pack.
The European Association for Children in Hospital (EACH) charter gives information about the standard of care families should expect to be provided for their child in hospital and when accessing healthcare services. This booklet sets out the ten articles of the charter and explains what they mean.
There is an EACH poster illustrating the ten standards click here to view it.
In this section you can find health information in different languages. This is just as a start. Look regularly or get updates on our Twitter and Facebook pages.
The NHS Health Service provides information in different languages and formats. Speak to NHS or GP staff before an appointment to chat about your requirements.
If you have a question contact NHS inform or call 0800 22 44 88.
Find our leaflets, useful websites, suggested children’s books and lots more in our resources section.