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  • My Cleft Story – #3

    My final instalment deals with something that was really quite difficult although it all worked out well in the end. When I was 9 I went back to GOSH for an alveolar bone graft, the first operation I really can remember.

  • Transition Stages – Research

    My name is Katharine and I am a PhD student at Kingston Uni. I am currently running a research study about resilience for children who look different because of a cleft lip or palate, and who are beginning secondary school in September 2017. My interest in research developed because of my work with children in education. I hope that this research will enhance our understanding of some of the challenges a child faces, especially starting secondary school. and promote self-worth.

  • Scotland Children and Young Person's Council October 2017

    7 Oct 2017 10:30 - 7 Oct 2017 16:00

    Scotland Children and Young Person's Council October 2017

    Our first meeting of the Scotland CYPC for June 2017- June 2018.

  • Happy Faces ABERDEEN - 8th October 2017

    8 Oct 2017 15:00 - 8 Oct 2017 17:00

    Happy Faces ABERDEEN - 8th October 2017

    We are looking forward to meeting lots of you at our next Happy Faces meet up in the North East of Scotland at coffee 'n' kidz on Sunday 8th October from 3-5pm.