Scottish Children’s Health Awards 2024

Do you know someone who has gone above and beyond to help improve children and young people’s health and wellbeing? Or a young person who deserves some special recognition? Nominations close 12th July.

Children’s Health Scotland is seeking nominations for the annual Scottish Children’s Health Awards, which celebrate courageous children, as well as individuals and professionals who are making a difference across a range of health-related fields.

Nominations are open now until 5pm on Friday 12th July across the following categories:

Children’s Choice Award: someone special who has made a significant difference to a child or young person whilst they have been undergoing treatment in hospital, the community or at home.

Health and Wellbeing Award: individual practitioners and teams who have made a difference to the health and wellbeing of a child or young person in school, hospital or the community through treatment or advocacy.

Healthcare Rights Award: children have the right to the best health and medical care possible, as well as the right to play and education in hospital, and this award acknowledges the extraordinary steps taken by a nominee/team to advance the healthcare rights of children and young people.

Health-Related Play Award: the charity is looking for someone special – or perhaps a special team – who has made a significance difference to a child’s life through health-related play, which can help children physically, mentally and emotionally during treatment.

Improving Life Experiences Award: honouring an individual who has made a difference to the confidence and resilience of a child or young person, nominees may also have helped children and young people develop basic skills and habits to deal with challenges later in their life.

Young Achiever Award: a child or young person who has shown great determination and enormous courage in their life.

Judging for the coveted “Teddy Awards” will take place during July and August 2024, before winners are announced at a glittering ceremony, hosted by journalist and TV presenter, Catriona Shearer.

Taking place during Scottish Children’s Health Week, which runs from 2 to 8 September, the event will also include presentation of the Lifetime Achievement Award, which will be chosen by a panel of judges, and celebrates those who have made outstanding contributions to the health and wellbeing of children and young people.