Please click here for information on a current vacancy for a 20 hr pw Development Officer post
Please click here for information on a current vacancy for a 20 hr pw Development Officer post
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United Nations - www.un.org
Stagecoach Theatre Arts Glasgow - www.stagecoach.co.uk/glasgow
From left: Dr. Ann Finch, President SI Glasgow City
and Dagmar Kerr, Action for Sick Children Scotland
with Stagecoach Glasgow students.
May 2014 - We are currently recruiting for a Project Officer for our Special Smiles Dental Project. If you think you might be interested in working on this fantastic project which helps children with additional support needs to look after their teeth and cope with dental anxiety through the use of our dental play resources - please read advert and application pack here.
April 2014 - Read our Spring Newsletter including articles on transition to adult healthcare; the Royal Hospital for Sick Teddies! Influencing Child Health Policy Seminar amongst others.
March 2014 - ASCS was one several organisations called to give evidence on 4th March to the Scottish Parliament Health & Sport Committee on the transition from paediatric to adult health services. Click here to read our written submission. In the roundtable discussion MSPs heard of the lack of coordination, planning, and support that restricts young people from achieving their outcomes in adulthood. Contributors called for a combined systematic approach between Health, Education and Social Care; emphasising the need for critical support to enable young people to move between services smoothly. Transcript of the proceedings can be read on the following link.
February 2014 - DATE FOR YOUR DIARY - ASCS CONFERENCE 14TH NOVEMBER 2014
at the Royal College of Physicians Edinburgh, 9 Queen Street Edinburgh. Further details and Programme will be sent out soon.
January 2014 - The Staff and Executive Committee at Action for Sick Children Scotland wishes all of our friends and colleagues a Happy New Year.
December 2013 - WEST LOTHIAN family workshops: January 25, February 1, February 8 and March 1. Developing self-management skills and awareness for children (age 8-12) living with a long term health condition and their parents or carers. These fun and free workshops will be held at Bathgate Partnership Centre, Lindsay House, South Bridge Street, Bathgate EH48 1TS. Contact Project Officer, Amy Joss on phone/text 07712542849 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to reserve your place!
November 2013 - Click here to read our Autumn/Winter Newsletter which contains news on our Parental Access and Family Facilities Report 2012-13 (click here) and the Scottish Parliament event on 9th October to discuss findings. Other news incudes Person Centred Care for Children and Young People in Scotland.
October 2013 - ASCS's Parental Access and Family Facilities Survey 2012-13 Report was presented at a Reception at Scottish Parliament hosted by Alison McInnes MSP on 9th October. The Report describes the findings arising from 66 NHS wards. A report on the event will feature in our Autumn Newsletter. Click here to read the Full Report.
September 2013 - An information session for West Lothian parents and carers of children with long term health conditions: Thursday, September 12, 2013 from 6:30-8:00 pm, Armadale Community Centre, North Street, Armadale EH48 3QB. For more information or to let us know you are coming, please contact the Project Officer, Amy Joss on phone/text 07712542849 or email email@example.com.
August 2013 - In order to gather as much information as possible, the West Lothian Child Self Management pilot project is still collecting survey responses from parents and carers of children with long term health conditions until the end of August, 2013. Please click here to take the survey: www.surveymonkey.com/s/ascspcwl
May 2013 - The West Lothian Child Self Management pilot project is collecting information from parents and carers of children with long term health conditions from now until mid-June. If you would like to let us know about how you and your child feel about health, illness and treatment, click here to take the survey: www.surveymonkey.com/s/ascspcwl
We will also be launching our Facebook page this month. We hope that you will like it!
Our Special Smiles Dental Project funded by Inspiring Scotland Early Years Action Fund has received a funding extension until end June 2013 which means we can continue to support schools in Glasgow and roll out to new ASL schools in South Lanarkshire.
December 2012 The Executive Committee and Staff at Action for Sick Children Scotland wish you a Happy Festive season and Best Wishes for 2013.
September 2012 - Our Annual Review and Impact Report for the year ended March 2012 is now available. Click here to read.
August 2012 - We've updated our Children's Booklist which includes lots of new books which can help families prepare their children for hospital or medical treatment. Click to access
July 2012 - Our Stay Well Lanarkshire Project has produced a new lealfet called Talking About My Health Condition aimed at young people with long term health conditions and healthcare and education professionals who work with them. The Project has also produced a USB wristband which is available for young people with chronic conditions.
We're delighted that Inspiring Scotland's Early Years Early Action Funding has been extended until 31 March 2013 which means that our Special Smiles dental project can continue to work in special needs schools in Glasgow as well as rolling out to 12 schools in Ayrshire.
April 2012 - We are delighted to have started a new Seasons for Growth Programme for Kinship Carers in Clackmannanshire. The first session took place end of April and will run on consecutive weeks throughout May.
March 2012 - Spring 2012 Newsletter now available click here to read
February 2012 - Our Special Smiles Dental Project was pleased to join together with other Glasgow based Inspiring Scotland funded ventures to showcase our work at the voluntary sector 'Gathering' held at the SECC on 29 February.
January 2012 - A Happy New Year to all of you from all of us at ASC(S). Let's hope it is a good one for all of us working for and with children, young people and their families!
December 2011 - Stay Well Lanarkshire's next self management programme for young people living with chronic illness will take place from 11 am to 4.00 pm on 28 January 2012, 18 February and 10 March at a Coatbridge venue. Please call office on 0131 553 6553 for further details.
November 2011 - Special Smiles Project Co-ordinator Catherine Nelson gave a presentation to guests at the Scottish Parliament on 31 November about the project's benefits for children with additional and complex support needs. The event was hosted by Pfizer UK whose foundation was one of the Project funders.
October 2011 - Having a say in shaping and delivering child healthcare services – We are building up a core group of families – parents, carers, children and young people, including family support groups – interested in having their views heard by policy makers in order to shape health care services in Scotland. There are a number of ways to get involved from simply receiving information to taking part in focus groups or conferences. If you would like to participate, please read the Cover Letter and complete our Family Participation Questionnaire or to find out more contact Anne Wilson on Tel: 0131 553 6553 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
October 2011 - Go to our publications page to read our Autumn 2011 newsletter which contains amongst other news items, up-todate information on the progress of our campaign for equitable and appropriate access to education for all children and young people absent from school due to illness.
September 2011 - We are delighted that our Special Smiles Dental Project is one of 24 national charitable projects chosen by Inspiring Scotland to join its Early Years Early Action Portfolio. This will enable us to continue our work in 'special needs' schools in Glasgow until Spetember 2012. Fantastic news!
August -Sept 2011:
Action for Sick Children (Scotland) as an organisation respresenting the voices of parents and carers and partner to CEN ( the National Managed Clinical Network for Children with Exceptional Healthcare Needs) calls on all parents and carers to sign up to their free national conference:
July 2011: Stay Well Lanarkshire's next self management programme for young people living with chronic illness will take place from 11 am to 4.00 pm on Saturday 3 September, Saturday 1 October, and Saturday 5 November at a Coatbridge venue. Please call office on 0131 553 6553 for further details.
April 2011: Stay Well Lanarkshire's next self management programme for young people living with chronic illness will take place from 11 am to 3.30 pm on 30 April, 28 May and 25 June at a Hamilton venue. Please call office on 0131 553 6553 for further details.
Spring 2011 Newsletter now available click here
Their Health Matters: Children and young people in and leaving care - Project Report now available. Please visit project page to read.
Community Specialist Play Pilot Project Report now available. Go to project page to read.
February 2011: Workshop notes for use when showing our Young Parents DVD to groups is now available to download. click here
ASC(S) Education petition further considered by Petitions Committee on 22 February. See campaigning page for further information.
January 2011: Stay Well Lanarkshire project begins next round of self management programmes in late January for young people living with chronic illness. See project page for further info.
The December/January edition of the Scottish Dental Magazine included as article about ASC(S) Special Smiles article. (Top Right of front cover for flier, Pages 6 and 33-35 for article). click on following link Scottish Dental Magazine.
December 2010: ASC(S) has lodged a petition with the Scottish Parliament concerning the right to education for all children and young people at times of illness, regardless of where the live, their condition or whether they are being treated at hospital or in the community. Renfrew MSP Ken Macintosh has also submitted to Parliament a motion in support of our work. See campaigning page for further information.
November 2010: ASC(S) Special Smiles Project which successfully piloted dental resources for children and young people with additional support needs in Tayside will now be rolled out in selected schools in Glasgow City over the next 18 months. See project page for further information.
October 2010:Community Specialist Play pilot project in Forth Valley successfully completed. Stay Well Lanarkshire begin next series of workshops for young people with chronic conditions.
September 2010: ASC(S) conference Does EACH Child and Young Person's Health Matter? Asking the Difficult Questions on 14 September in Glasgow, challenged Scotland to fulfil its obligations under the UNCRC, to uphold the EACH Charter and keep its promises to children and young people. Conference Presentations for viewing/downloading
- Dr Kate McKay, National Clinical Lead for Children and Young People's Health in Scotland Size: 0.5 Mb
- Ros Moore, Chief Nursing Officer for Scotland, Nursing Our Future: The Policy Landscape Size: 3.2 Mb
- Dr Una MacFadyen, Do Babies Have Rights? Size: 1.2 Mb
- Dr Vic Larcher, How Much Should Children Count? Size : 1 Mb
- Dr Janet MCDonagh, Better Health, Better Care: Are Young People There? Size: 9.8Mb
- Maggie Tierney, The Education of Children and Young People with Health NeedsSize: 59Kb
- Dagmar Kerr, Who Teaches me when I am sick? >Size: 1.1 Mb
- Fiona Bartley-Jones, A Young Parent and their Baby's health Matters Size: 0.4 Mb
- Julia Whitaker, Why do Play, Recreation and Education Matter to Children and Young People's Health? Size: 4.62 Mb
- Julia Whitaker, Play References
- Amy Joss, Community Specialist Play Project Size: 2.3 Mb
- Anne Wilson, Who Looks After me when I am Ill? Size: 2.06 Mb
- Catherine Nelson, Does My Smile Really Matter?Size: 8.66 Mb
June 2010:Special Smiles Dental Project in Renfrewshire completed after working in 4 schools since January 2010.
May 2010: Special Smiles Dental Project highlighted during National Smile Month at Mary Russell school in Paisley
March 2010: ASC(S) toolkit to assist professionals working with looked after and accommodated children and young people with their healthcare needs launched. View toolkit on project page.
February 2010: ASC(S)'s 'Young Parents Speak Out DVD' launched in Dundee. For more information see project page.
December 2009:ASC(S) campaign EACH Child and Young Person's Health Matters to raise awareness of the healthcare needs, rights and responsibilities of sick children, young people and their families launched at a Reception at the Scottish Parliament hosted by Christine Grahame MSP, along with our manifesto which calls for changes and improvements in areas relating to child healthcare provision.
Advance Notice: We are holding a reception at the Scottish Parliament sponsored by
Alison McInnes MSP on Wed 9 October 2013 from 6 pm – 8 pm to report on the findings of our
2012-13 Parental Access and Family Facilities Survey of NHS hospitals admitting paediatric patients
Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis. We hope that as many people as possible will be able to attend to hear about current provision for families when their children and young people attend hospital. Get in touch if you would like to receive further information.