The Fraser of Allander Institute has published an article detailing research on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and development.
Children with a learning disability in Scotland are more likely to die prematurely – often from treatable causes, a report has found
BBC correspondents Ian Hamilton & Georgina Hayes have reported that according to the Scottish Learning Disability Observatory (SLDO) children with a learning disability in Scotland are more likely to die prematurely – often from treatable causes. The finding is part of research study by the SLDO which has found that 34% of these deaths were […]
Cost-of-living crisis threatens to stunt children’s physical development, paediatricians warn
In an exclusive feature published by inews.co.uk, The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) has urged the Government to bring support packages in line with the rising prices of energy, food, and housing to tackle the concerns around children’s health.
Scotland’s winter vaccination programme gets underway
The Scottish Government has announced that letters for those eligible for the COVID-19 booster are being sent out week beginning 15 August. People aged 65 and over as well as frontline health and social care staff will be first in line for a winter booster to protect the most vulnerable. Appointments are being made early […]
Championing SMS:CONNECT on a National Level at The NHS Scotland Event 2022
We are thrilled to be able to get out and about once again and speak in person about our work and the services that we provide here at Children’s Health Scotland! So when we were chosen to present a spotlight session at The NHS Scotland Event 2022 in Aberdeen at P + J Live, we […]
Scotland Commissioner call for views launched
National Autistic Society Scotland, together with Scottish Autism are collecting the views of autistic people, families and professionals on a new independently appointed Commissioner to promote and protect the rights of autistic people.
5 Benefits of gardening for children – National Children’s Gardening Week
National Children’s Gardening Week starts this Saturday on 28th May! This event was created by Neil Grant, managing director of Ferndale Garden Centre, and works to support the wonderful Greenfingers charity. It’s all about celebrating the fun, learning and growth which a child can experience even in their own back garden or local green area. […]
The voices of people with disabilities is key to policy development
healthandcare.scot is reporting that the Scottish government is searching for a facilitator for the Disability Equality Strategy, just weeks after the Disabled Children and Young People (Transitions to Adulthood)(Scotland) Bill was re-introduced in parliament.
Food insecurity surging in the UK
A report by the Food Foundation has shown that almost one in 20 people say that members of their household have gone a whole day without eating in the past month, because they couldn’t afford or get access to food.
Update on hepatitis in young children in Scotland
Public Health Scotland (PHS) is asking parents and care-givers to continue to be vigilant about hand and respiratory hygiene, particularly the supervision of hand-washing as investigations into a rise in cases of sudden onset hepatitis (liver inflammation) in children aged 10 and under continue.