Bliss Scotland

Over 6,000 babies are born premature or sick in Scotland every year. Bliss Scotland was established in 2009 to provide support to those babies and their families right across Scotland.

Bliss Scotland is part of Bliss, the UK’s leading charity for babies born premature or sick, and is registered with the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR).

Why Bliss Scotland exists

Our vision

Bliss Scotland’s vision is that every baby born premature or sick in Scotland has the best chance of survival and quality of life.

Our mission

Bliss Scotland champions the right for every baby born premature or sick to receive the best care. We achieve this by empowering families, influencing policy and practice, and enabling life-changing research.

Lady Sarra Hoy - our ambassador for Scotland

Lady Sarra Hoy explains why she became an ambassador for Bliss Scotland.
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What we do

Empower families

Evidence shows that babies are more likely to thrive when their families are fully involved in their hospital care.

Bliss Scotland empowers families with the information and support they need to provide hands-on care and make decisions about their baby.

Influence policy and practice

Babies deserve the highest quality hospital care, however long they live or however long they spend in hospital.

Bliss Scotland works with doctors and nurses to improve care for babies and campaigns within government and NHS Scotland for investment and better standards for babies.

Enable life-changing research

Research has the power to change the lives of babies born premature or sick, giving them the best chance of survival and quality of life. Bliss Scotland supports vital neonatal research to make positive changes to the lives of babies now and for generations to come.

Bliss Scotland Strategy

Download our 2019-2022 strategy summary

Who we are

Bliss Scotland Baby Charter Officer - Charis Clemson

Charis supports neonatal units across Scotland with the Bliss Baby Charter, our flagship programme which aims to improve outcomes for babies by ensuring that parents are involved in the care of their baby.

You can contact Charis by emailing babycharter@bliss.org.uk

Bliss Scotland Volunteer Support Officer - Rosemary Anderson

Rosemary manages the recruitment, induction and ongoing support for Bliss Scotland support volunteers, ensuring volunteers are confident, well-supported and delivering high quality support services.

You can contact Rosemary by emailing volunteer@bliss.org.uk.

Bliss Scotland Fundraising Officer - Laura Anne Mackay

Laura Anne manages community and events fundraising for Bliss Scotland. Get in touch with Laura Anne if you would like to be a Bliss Scotland fundraising ambassador, take on a run or challenge to raise money for Bliss or host your own event to support Bliss Scotland.

You can contact Laura Anne by emailing events@bliss.org.uk.

Bliss Scotland annual reports

Further information about our work in Scotland can be found in our annual reports.