ISupport (External organisation)

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We are an international group of health professionals, academics, young people, parents, child rights specialists, psychologists and youth workers who are all passionate about the health and wellbeing of children, especially when they interact with healthcare services.

Our group is made up of over 50 members from around the world (UK, Ireland, Jordan, Indonesia, Cambodia, South Africa, Sweden, Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, Canada, USA, Spain, Netherlands, Malawi and Korea). See the bottom of this page for details of the collaborating members.

We have been working together throughout 2021 to develop standards for children and young people (aged 0-18 years) undergoing clinical procedures, based on internationally agreed children’s rights set out by the UNCRC (1989). The standards aim to ensure that the short and long-term physical, emotional and psychological well-being of children and young people are of central importance in any decision-making for procedures or procedural practice.

The standards have been developed through ongoing and extensive consultation within our collaborative group and with established youth and parent forums. We have also sought wider feedback, input and consensus through an international online survey. This gained feedback from 155 respondents from 18 countries. Those who shared their views included 110 health care professionals working across a range of settings and from 17 different countries, 9 children and young people from 4 different countries and 26 parents/carers from 4 different countries.
Held atISupport, United Kingdom
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