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Our Vision

Health & Wellbeing

Children in Scotland will work collaboratively with the health sector at national and local levels to support the delivery of services tailored to meet the needs of all children and families/

Current inequalities in health and wellbeing are reduced. The wellbeing outcomes of every child, especiallythose in poverty and with additional support needs, are understood, and the services that help achieve these outcomes are accessible, resourced and created in partnership with children, young people, their families and the wider children’s sector.

• We will support children, young people, families, professionals and policy makers from all sectors to recognise the importance of wellbeing to achieving all outcomes for every  child and young person, particularly those in poverty and with additional support needs.

• We will provide high quality services that empower children, young people and their families to be proactive and participate in decision-making that influences their outcomes. We will achieve this particularly by growing and developing the capacity of ‘Enquire: the Scottish Advice Service for Additional Support for Learning’, ‘Resolve’, an independent mediation service, and by developing greater understanding of personalisation in access to, and management of, children’s
support services.

• We will provide local and national input to help Health and Social Care partnerships proactively address the needs and interests of children and families, underpinned by the principles of GIRFEC.

• We will work nationally and locally to support better integration of children’s health services with adult health and social care services, especially before and during transition periods.

• We will consolidate our learning from parents and partners at a national and local level to provide support that develops the skills and knowledge of practitioners to engage effectively with children and families.

For more information contact Jacqueline Lamb, jlamb@childreninscotland.org.uk / 0131 313 2323.