Community Challenge Fund

The Community Challenge Fund zone is brought to you by the Oral Health Improvement team #NESDentalprioritygroups.  We provide learning, development and networking opportunities to enhance skills and knowledge around ‘The Importance of Mouth Care’ . 

You will find: 

  • Training slides to prompt discussion amongst third sector organisations (voluntary organisations or community groups) to learn what is needed to help improve the oral health of children and young people living in areas of multiple deprivation.   
  • Oral and wider health improvement messages in relation to children and young people.
  • Information to consider myths and facts around children’s oral health and the fundamentals for the cause and effect of child dental decay.     

There is a strong emphasis on learning through play, and the rights of children and young people, with a focus around the EACH Charter and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.    

There is also a focus on accessing treatment, and preventative measures, which can empower improvements in the oral health and wellbeing and enable the provision of equitable services for all children and young people living in Scotland.