About Us

Find out about the team behind KIDS and how to get in touch


KIDS stands for Kids Independently Developing Skills and is a digital resource. KIDS aims to help children to live meaningful, healthy, independent lives by providing a single point of immediate access to information, advice, strategies and self-help support from NHS staff. KIDS is designed for young people, families and professionals. The information provided has been developed by a range of paediatric (children's) health professionals from Specialist Children's Services in NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde including Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Dietitians, Speech and Language Therapists, Orthotists, Doctors and Nurses.

Paediatric Occupational Therapy Services, in partnership with Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity, developed this user friendly, innovative digital eHealth tool. Due to the success of KIDS the content has now been expanded to provide information from all the different health care disciplines working within NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Specialist Children's Services. We continue to work on developing information on a wide range of issues relevant to children and young people.


KIDS Project Team

The current Project Team consists of Jennie McLaren, Project Lead, Tracy Glen and Kimberley Cunningham, Project Support Officers.

The team link closely with management and experienced clinical health professionals to ensure information is evidence based and fit for purpose.


KIDS Partnerships

Glasgow Children's Hospital Charity saw the potential for Specialist Children's Services to build a website to share information, advice and strategies directly with the public. They supported the project by providing initial funding to build and populate the website. 

Glasgow Children's Hospital Charity fundraise to ensure that every baby, child and young person treated at Scotland's largest children's hospital receives the extra special care they deserve. It sits firmly at the heart of the Royal Hospital for Children in Glasgow.

It has been a long held aspiration for Occupational Therapy to lead in this eHealth Project. Working with Glasgow Children's Hospital Charity has brought us much closer to making this service development a reality. The enthusiasm and support we have received from the other paediatric services and eHealth Clinical Leads has been much appreciated and we look forward to continued joint working.
- Gwen Carr, Allied Health Professional eHealth Clinical Lead

Social Media


KIDS joined the world of Social Media in July 2019. We work to provide accessible information, advice and strategies on Facebook. You can find us on Facebook @nhsggckids


KIDS joined the world of Social Media in July 2019. We work to provide accessible information, advice and strategies on Twitter. You can find us on Twitter @nhsggckids

Contact Us

If you would like to get in touch with the KIDS Team to ask a question or make a suggestion regarding content on this site we are here to help, you can contact us via email or social media. You can also contact us if you wish to organise training on using the website.

Our Successes

Scottish Holyrood's Annual Digital Health and Care Awards 2019

The KIDS Team attended the Scottish Holyrood's Annual Digital Health and Care Awards 2019, held at the Waldorf Astoria, Edinburgh.  The awards recognise the achievements of individuals and teams working in the health and social care sector.

KIDS was one of four finalists for the 'Empowering Children and Young People Award' which recognise individuals and teams who are using digital to engage and support children and young people to improve their health and wellbeing, empowering them by improving access to self-support resources and services to make positive decisions about their health and wellbeing.

NHS Scotland 2019 Event

The NHS Scotland Event 2019 was held in the SEC, Glasgow on the 30th - 31st June 2019.  The event is the leading health event in Scotland. In its 14th year, the Event continues to be the ‘premier meeting place’ for those committed to providing sustainable high quality health and social care services for the people of Scotland.


KIDS emerged as the winning poster for Transformational Change Category.


“This engaging poster demonstrates how a Community Paediatric OT Service embraced technological change to promote self-management and address demand pressures. Children, young people and their families were directly engaged in the design process. The positive the impact in terms of access, satisfaction rates and cost efficiency are clearly evidenced. It is great to see the innovative work described in this poster is paving the way for change across other service areas within Greater Glasgow and Clyde and more widely across Scotland.”
- NHS Scotland Judge

The Royal College of Occupational Therapy (RCOT) Conference

The Royal College of Occupational Therapy (RCOT) Conference in June 2019, was held at the International Convention Centre (ICC), Birmingham.  Over 1,000 delegates attended.

KIDS were invited to present a poster.  There were opportunities to discuss our work with other Occupational Therapists from across the UK.