Children's Health Scotland

Children's Health Scotland

22 Laurie Street, Edinburgh, EH6 7AB, United Kingdom

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Children's Health Scotland (CHS) is dedicated to informing, promoting and campaigning on behalf of the needs of ALL sick children and young people within our healthcare system

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Mission Our Vision is for the best quality healthcare for children and young people in Scotland

Our Mission is to enable every child and young person to exercise their rights to healthcare and to have these rights upheld, and their healthcare needs met, in partnership with parents, carers and professionals. We do this through direct support and advice, influencing policy and campaigning for service improvement.

Our Values which are important in going about our work are to:

Believe in the healthcare rights of children and young people - We believe in the rights of children and young people as enshrined in the UNCRC and in the EACH Charter and are committed to their promotion within the healthcare system

Empower children and young people - We work to empower children and young people to identify and articulate their needs and we tailor our services accordingly

Listen to children and young people to meet their healthcare needs - We focus on meeting the needs of children and young people in our healthcare system, ensuring that these are central of the work of those responsible for delivering child health policy, practice and service provision

Keep children and young people safe – The safety of children and young people we work with is paramount

Be supportive - We are understanding and supportive of the needs of children, young people and their families

Work in partnership – We believe in working in partnership with relevant statutory and voluntary agencies, putting the child at the centre, will achieve the best outcome for children, young people and their families

Be challenging - When we challenge the policies and procedures of healthcare and other providers, it is to assist them in providing services which are appopriate to the changing needs of children and young people and their families

Be independent – We are an independent, voluntary sector charity

Be inclusive – We are committed to non discriminatory practices and equality of opportunity in recruitment, wor
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