We offer a range of publications to support the health and wellbeing of carers and the children and young people in their care.
We offer health and wellbeing services that support Foster and Kinship carers including training workshops, mini taster sessions, and 1:1 support.
Children’s Health Scotland has produced a Health Matters for Children and Young People in Kinship Care DVD which features Kinship Carers discussing issues affecting the health outcomes of the children in their care. There are also interviews with practitioners who discuss sources of help. The DVD can be viewed here or contact us for a copy.
Children’s Health Scotland is a member of the European Association for Children in Hospital (EACH) which has produced a charter of 10 standards or rights for children and young people’s healthcare at times of illness. We asked young people to come up with a young person’s version of the charter and this 24-page mini-booklet is the result.
We know that the health and wellbeing of many children and young people in Foster or Kinship care may not be as good as that of their peers. Adverse childhood events experienced in their early lives have left many with emotional health and wellbeing needs which require specific help.
Loss and change are an inevitable part of life. However, this fact doesn’t make it any easier to deal with. Loss and change could be anything from a bereavement, a friend moving away, parental separation, a new sibling being born, moving house, or starting a new school. Loss can also include mental loss such as a loss of feeling secure.
A trauma is a psychologically distressing event that is outside the range of usual human experience. It often involves a sense of intense fear, terror, or helplessness. A child or a young person can be traumatised by one overpowering event or many events over time.
Going into hospital can feel like a trip into the unknown. This guide for young people will give you an idea of what to expect, who will be looking after you and what will happen.
- Article Scottish Institute of Residential Child Care (now part of CELCIS)
- Kinship Care Article
- Project Report 2007-2010
- Evaluation Report 2013 -14
- Health Issues for Looked after Children and Young People DVD (find clips on Vimeo)
- Frequently Asked Questions for Foster Carers