Are you passionate about children and young
adults, particularly those with additional support needs
Do you want to help children and young people
achieve their potential?
Do you have skills and experience in
leadership, strategic development, fundraising, networking and the charity
the answer is yes, please read on, as we would welcome an application from you
to join our Board of Directors.
Sleep Scotland is a charity for children and young people with additional support needs and sleep problems. We also run TEENS+, a transitional education programme for young people with complex and severe communication issues.
As our Chair or as a Board member you would contribute to achieving or aims by overseeing our strategic development and direction. The Board meetings are run every 2 months for 2 hours in Edinburgh.
you are interested in being part of our work, send your CV and a covering
letter to email@example.com We provide induction, training and appraisal
to all our Board members.
Our sister-organisation, Teens+, are holding a jumble sale on Sunday 9th June, 10am to 1pm, at their centre – 60 Ravenscroft Street, Edinburgh.
Teens+ (Transitional Education Extra Needs Support) is a unique
educational service for young people with complex communication needs,
autism; and its complexities, and behaviours that challenge services.
Our CEO, Jane Ansell, recently met with Mitchell from the British Deaf Association (BDA) to discuss strategies for getting a good night’s sleep. The whole interview can be found here – https://bda.org.uk/get-good-nights-sleep/
Our CEO, Jane Ansell, was invited on to BBC Radio Scotland on 26 February to discuss the sleep deprivation that can be experienced by parents. Speaking to Kaye Adams, she described how Sleep Scotland has supported families and responded to a parent about her child’s sleep issues. You can listen to the radio clip below.
We are looking for a friendly individual who has a passion and knowledge of IT who is willing to come in and work with our existing IT team to provide additional support to our Sleep Scotland and Teens+ staff. As well as working closely with out IT team you will provide one to one support to our staff to help them improve their knowledge and understanding of the systems they use.
If you have knowledge in some of the areas below and are happy to discuss further then please get in touch with the IT Manager Scott Moncrieff on firstname.lastname@example.org
Recently, we have had a number of enquiries regarding advice we give on night-time feeding for babies over the age of 6 months and would like to clarify our position.
Nutritionally, babies over 6 months do not normally need to be fed during the night, as long as they are feeding well during the day. This advice is in line with NHS guidance. Getting babies used to a distinct day time routine, which may include breast feeding as well as introducing solids, and night time routine with fewer or no feedings, at this age can help support good sleep practices as they get older.
However, many parents choose to continue to provide breast feeding during the night after 6 months, and this is entirely their choice. Sleep Scotland feels strongly that it is a parent’s right to choose, and we acknowledge the huge emotional benefits of breastfeeding to both mother and child. Any advice we give is entirely to support those parents struggling with a sleepless child.