You have the right to the best quality healthcare.
Children’s Health Scotland is the only charity in Scotland which is dedicated to promoting and championing the needs of all children and young people and their families at times of illness.
We inform children and young people, parents and carers of their rights and responsibilities, where to access information and support and what they should expect from health service providers. We empower parents and carers to participate in decisions about the treatment and care of their children. We supply information, resources, and support with the aim of helping families access the best possible healthcare.
Children’s Health Scotland is an independent organisation and so is not part of any health board or hospital. We can give impartial information on any aspect of children’s and young people’s healthcare. This sometimes involves signposting enquirers to other organisations as sources of help.
We work in partnership with parents, carers, professionals, and children and young people to help them meet their healthcare needs when they are ill. We represent children and young people’s needs and concerns within the Scottish Government, healthcare committees and other non-governmental organisations.