Scotland News

News and updates from across every CLAPA region

  • Fundraising: Corporate | Staff Blog |

    CLAPA’s Crowning Glory

    4 Oct 2016

    Today, we officially launched a new charity partnership with the global company, Crown Worldwide Group. This partnership means that we are Crown’s exclusive Charity of The Year and whilst some people may think it’s just about raising money this partnership is about so much more and here is how it came about.

  • Fundraising: Corporate |

    CLAPA Crowned in Style

    4 Oct 2016

    Today CLAPA is very proud to launch a very special corporate partnership with Crown Worldwide. Crown Worldwide, specialists in global logistics for the relocations, world mobility, records management and fine art industries, are located in some 60 countries and operate from 265 branches. Our partnership is with Crown’s UK and Ireland team and is a result of the company’s dedicated Corporate Social Responsibility programme. Approximately 450 staff members voted to make CLAPA their Charity of the Year.

  • Vacancies |

    Calling All Experienced Specialist Cleft Nurses

    29 Sep 2016

    Ever wondered what it might be like to work abroad, even for a brief period? Here’s your chance… A small project is being funded in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, by the British Embassy. It’s aim is to teach a range of local healthcare professionals (and therefore parents) appropriate feeding techniques for babies with unrepaired cleft lip and palates.

  • Staff Blog | Vacancies |

    CLAPA across the country

    19 Sep 2016

    Claire gives us an update on what's going on in the regions across the UK without a country coordinator now that Chris has moved on.

  • Adult Stories | Appearance |

    Can’t take my eyes off you

    16 Sep 2016

    OK, so let’s be honest, being stared at isn’t great and when someone stares, it is, above all, an invasion of privacy.

  • Videos |

    Two Sides: A Cleft Story – Casting Begins

    12 Sep 2016

    Are you interested in acting? Fancy getting involved in @iqnetworkuk's project Two Sides: A Cleft Story? Casting has started for a group of talented young girls and adults to play the role of Emily in the upcoming production. Find out more about the role and how to apply below! You can find out more about the project at

  • Press Release | Scotland Surgical Services Review |

    Statement: Centralisation of Cleft Surgical Services in Scotland

    8 Sep 2016

    On 7th September 2016, a debate was held in the Scottish Parliament concerning the decision by the NHS board chiefs on 21st June 2016 to approve the recommendation that cleft surgical services in Scotland be centralised. This recommendation was made by the National Specialist Services Committee following a long-term consultation which CLAPA has been heavily involved with.

  • Fundraising Stories | Fundraising: Runs |

    #FundraisingFriday: Lizzie takes on the Great Scottish Run

    2 Sep 2016

    ? Huge thanks to Lizzie Felvus who will be running the Bank of Scotland Great Scottish Run! You can support her here:

  • Children & Young People's Council |

    Scotland Children & Young People’s Council Partnership New Partnership

    31 Aug 2016

    We are very excited to announce that our Scotland Children and Young people’s Council (SCYPC) are going to be working with Children’s Parliament (see for the next year! Over the 3 sessions they will explore what it means to have their say and learn how to ensure their voice is heard in a positive way. By the end of the year we hope the young people will feel confident about raising issues about cleft at all levels.

  • Staff Blog |

    CLAPA Out & About in Scotland

    30 Aug 2016

    Well it’s a few weeks since I last posted in the blog and as usual it has been busy. On 31st July we had our first 8 and unders Family Day. I set off and headed to Blair Drummond, near Stirling in time to get set up and meet the families for 12pm at Briarlands Farm Park. We had 72 people registered to attend and, whether it was because the sun was shining in the morning, 69 people number turned up! (Needless to say it didn’t stay sunny or dry all day!). What a fantastic day with children building sandcastles, playing on go karts, feeding the animals, taking part in the tractor ride and several families went strawberry picking :)