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Action for Sick Children

Working with healthcare professionals and Government bodies to improve the quality of care for sick and disabled children. Includes donation details.

Association of Directors of Children's Services

National leadership association for statutory directors of children's services and other professionals in England. Includes details of publications, events, membership, FAQ, and contacts.

Baby Centre - Plagiocephaly

Information for parents of babies with positional plagiocephaly.

Breathe On UK

A national charity that supports families and carers of young people who are life-dependent on mechanical breathing, or long term ventilation (LTV). Provides information about their services and support, with advice and contacts.

Calpol

Child and baby health advice and remedies for pain and fever associated with teething, coughs, headaches, immunizations and other ailments and illnesses.

The child first and always

Children's health information from the Great Ormond Street Hospital. Covers the ages 4 to 18. http://www.facebook.com/GreatOrmondSt

Child Growth Foundation

Leading UK charity for children's growth issues; conditions supported include bone dysplasias, endocrine disorders, growth hormone deficiency, intrauterine growth retardation, premature sexual maturation, precocious puberty, Sotos syndrome and Turner syndrome.

Childhood Cataract Network

Explains what causes childhood cataracts, highlights the available treatments and offers parenting information and guidance.

Childhood Communication Consultancy

A group of independent speech and language therapists who provide child/teen centred assessments and therapy to resolve speech, language, social communication, play, listening, and literacy difficulties. https://www.facebook.com/Childhood-Communication-Consultancy-192398790816294/ JacquiSLT https://uk.linkedin.com/in/jacqui-wright-87b46645

The Childhood Wellbeing Research Centre

An independent research centre with funding from the Department for Education to provide high quality research, analysis and expert advice on the issues that promote or inhibit childhood wellbeing.

Children Today

Charity which raises funds to provide specialised equipment and services for children and young people with disabilities throughout the UK. childrentoday

Children’s Health Scotland

The only charity in Scotland dedicated to informing, promoting and campaigning on behalf of the needs of all sick children and young people within our healthcare system.

Children's Food Campaign

Aims to improve children's health through good nutrition, protecting kids from junk food and providing food labelling that children can understand.

Children's Liver Disease Foundation

Provides support to children with liver disease and their families. Features information about research, support services and the Foundation's education programme.

Dream Connection

Grants wishes for children up to age 18, with life threatening illnesses.

Dreams Come True

A children's charity that works to make dreams come true for seriously and terminally ill children across the country; describes their scheme and how it works, and how to support or get involved.

EMEESY

Looks after children and young people with kidney problems throughout the East Midlands, the East of England and South Yorkshire. https://www.facebook.com/emeesynuh emeesykidney

ERIC: Education and Resources for Improving Childhood Continence

Provides a wide range of resources and information on childhood bedwetting, daytime wetting, constipation and soiling to professionals, parents, children and teens.

Fit For Sport

Organisation aimed at promoting good health and fitness among young children; offers holiday play-schemes, after school clubs, weekend coaching clubs and activities including: Day trips, sports, music, art, dance, computer skills and swimming. http://www.facebook.com/FitForSport.FFS fitforsportuk

Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health

Centre for the study and treatment of childhood disease.

Growth Charts

A complete suite of charts for all uses ranging from child health surveillance to detailed monitoring of children with health problems.

Guardian Angels UK

A registered charity that support, preserve and protect the physical and mental health of children, who have experienced bereavement as a result of the loss of a parent or guardian.

Health for Kids

A dedicated resource aimed at the health of kids for kids. Includes staying healthy tips, how to get help and understanding your feelings.

Heel and Toe

Charity offering free therapy to children with cerebral palsy, dyspraxia and any other movement condition. Includes information on their services, events and fundraising efforts.

Homes With Heart

Operates a register of holiday homes whose owners can make them available to families in need of a break, particularly families where children or parents are terminally ill or have a life-limiting disease. Provides details of the scheme for families, owners, and health professionals.

Jack Draws Anything

Charitable initiative run by a six year old boy and his parents, to raise money for the children's hospital his little brother attends; Jacks draws requested pictures in return for a donation.

KidsHealth.org

An comprehensive online guide to kids health organised by kids, teens and parents sections.

Lucy Air Ambulance for Children

A dedicated air transfer service for critically ill children.

Maternal and Early Years

Professional resources and support for the workforce in Scottish Government's early years programmes, covering health, care, and education from pregnancy through to 8 years old.

Medicines for Children

Contains extensive advice and a wide range of information leaflets about medicines for children; written by the Dispensing Doctors' Association.

Medinfo: Otitis Media

Provides patient information on the inflammation of the middle ear, which is the space behind the ear drum.

Micro & Anophthalmic Childrens Society (MACS)

Formed by a group of parents with children with small formed eyes, known as microphthalmia. Offers advice and useful information plus contact.

Netdoctor: Headlice and Nits

Explains what nits and headlice are, the causes, symptoms and how to check your child for them.

NHS Choices: Children's Health

Provides an A-Z of health issues that mainly affect children along with health information and advice through a range of year groups from 0 to teenagers.

NHS Clinical Knowledge Summaries: Child Health

Presents easy to understand information for parents about a wide range of child health issues.

Organix Foundation

Grant-giving body that funds research projects and the dissemination of information focused on the links between food quality and children’s health.

Osteopathic Centre for Children (OCC)

A charitable organisation that promotes and provides paediatric osteopathy; includes details of their own clinic and their services in three London hospitals, professional training opportunities, case studies, and a general information guide.

Outer Ear Infection

Discussions about the symptoms, causes, diagnosis, and treatment of outer ear infection.

Over The Wall

A national children’s charity that provides life-changing experiences to children and young people affected by serious and life limiting illnesses; provides a guide to their programme of activity camps, with information for families and prospective volunteers.

Patients Info: Children's Health

Information leaflets and downloads covering a broad area of children's health provided by GP's and nurses.

Post Pals

Aims to send cheer to seriously ill children by asking volunteers to write letters or send cards to a child of their choice. Includes FAQ and details of how the scheme works.

Rainbow Trust

Charity providing emotional and practical support to families who have a child with a life threatening or terminal illness. Includes news, case studies and information on how to either apply for help or volunteer.

Reach

Association supporting families of children born with upper limb deficiencies. Includes extensive guides and information for parents, plus downloadable publications and information on fund raising.

React

Works to improve the quality of life for financially disadvantaged children with life-limiting illnesses living in the UK. Provides news, newsletters and information on how the public can help.

ScotCRN (Scottish Children's Research Network)

Supporting clinical research to improve the safety and efficacy of children's medicines and healthcare.

Sebastian’s Action Trust

Supports families of seriously-ill children from diagnosis, through treatment and beyond by listening and responding to their unmet needs. SebsActionTrust

The Sick Children's Trust

Works to provide "Home from Home" accommodation for families whose children are receiving hospital treatment for serious illness; includes locations and information about their services, and how to get involved.

The Social Research Unit

Independent charity dedicated to improving the health and development of children. Contains information on their publications and projects.

Sparks

Founded by professional sports people funding medical research into childhood conditions and diseases; describes their programme and how to help.

Special Kids in the UK

Provides advice and support to UK families of children with any kind of special needs. http://www.facebook.com/groups/43431226536/

Starlight Childrens Foundation

Grants seriously and terminally ill children once-in-a-lifetime wishes, and provides entertainment for children in hospitals and hospices throughout the UK.

Theodora Children's Trust

Organises regular visits by specially trained "clown doctors" to children's hospitals around the country, with the aim of bringing laughter to patients and their families.

TOFS (Tracheo-Oesophageal Fistula Support)

A support group for parents of children born with TOF and associated conditions; includes information and advice about the condition, details of activities and events, a forum, news, and contacts.

UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health

Working with Great Ormond Street Hospital teaching and training children's specialists, and a centre for research into childhood illness. Academic units, Phd studentships and research.

Well Child

Provides nursing care and support for children with long term complex health conditions. Includes details of their services, campaigns, fundraising and events, plus a research section and details of helplines.

What About The Children?

Established as a national charity to raise awareness about the emotional needs of children under 3. Provides advice and information, events and conference diary, membership details, and contacts.

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