Thanks for visiting the CHILD self-care hub!
We aim to become the ‘go-to’ place for evidence-based self-care support for children and young people with long-term health and developmental concerns.
By ‘self-care’ we mean:
- Doing everyday tasks related to looking after myself, and
- Making decisions about and influencing how these tasks are done.
This definition was developed by children and young people, parents, and professionals as part of our early engagement work. It also reflects the more widely adopted definitions of self-care.
With the right support children with long-term health concerns can find their own ways to look after themselves. We study what these ‘right supports’ are, and how to roll them out across all walks of life.