PE01783: Public Awareness and funding for childhood cancers with low survival rates


Petitioner: Fiona Govan


Date Lodged: 19 February 2020

Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to raise public awareness of harder to treat childhood cancers and to provide additional  funding to finding cures.

Petition History:


5 March 2020: The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government. It also agreed to delegate authority to the clerks to write to other relevant stakeholders. Link to Official Report of Meeting 5 March 2020

29 October 2020: The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government. Link to Official Report of Meeting 29 October 2020

13 January 2021: The Committee agreed to close the petition under Rule 15.7 of Standing Orders on the basis that the Scottish Government will publish its new Cancer Plan for Children and Young People imminently; has provided updated information to raise awareness of childhood cancers including in the Personal Child Health Record, the Parent Club and Ready Steady Baby; and the latest Clinical Review of the Detect Cancer Early Programme focused on eight pathways including children, teenagers and young adults. Link to Official Report of Meeting 13 January 2021

Written submissions

PE1783/A: Children with Cancer UK submission of 31 March 2020 (98KB pdf)

PE1783/B: Abbie’s Army submission of 1 April 2020 (145KB pdf)

PE1783/C: Cancer Research UK submission of 16 April 2020 (176KB pdf)

PE1783/D: Scottish Government submission of 17 April 2020 (67KB pdf)

PE1783/E: Petitioner Submission of 19 May 2020 (101KB pdf)

PE1783/F: Scottish Government submission of 25 November 2020 (58KB pdf)

Should the Scottish Government provide direct funding for research into cures for harder to treat childhood cancers?

Should the Scottish Government raise public awareness of harder to treat childhood cancers? 

In memory of Calum Speirs, Rothesay, Isle of Bute, to whom I am related. Calums legacy resulted in what is the ever growing Calums Cabin Charity

Tommy Robison

13:14 on 18 Feb 2020

I cant imagine going through this as a parent never mind a poor child

Nikki Orr

22:04 on 16 Feb 2020

Far too many children are losing their lives to cancer

Dolly Jones

12:15 on 15 Feb 2020

It is vital Governments fund research to help our most vulnerable cancer patients-the children. My thoughts are with all families who have suffered.

Lisa Clayton

9:29 on 15 Feb 2020

Far too many children are getting cancers that are incurable, what is it that we are doing to cause this, there has to be a reason.

Caroline Morrison

9:27 on 15 Feb 2020

More awareness and a cure for DIPG

Jodie Stewart

9:22 on 15 Feb 2020

My Grandson died from DIPG it is no Rare it is heartbreaking and every child that is diagnosed with this suffers its inhumane and a disgrace that nothing has changed in over 60 years to treat DIPG . It has a huge impact on family having to watch their child die .

Caroline Wright

8:25 on 15 Feb 2020

a family member was diagnosed when they were 9 years old, after at least 5 years of going to GPs and other medical professionals for clinical analysis. There were only correctly diagnosed because I ORGANIZED AND PAID myself for a private MRI scan. The NHS system did not see the need for a scan. I think this decision was driven by cost and poor understanding of symptoms and risks. More effective use of existing equipment and professionals could save lives - and could also save the NHS some money avoiding complex long term care. I support this petition.

Ricardo Sanches

18:01 on 13 Feb 2020

As the diagnosis rate of childhood cancer increases, the number of drugs available to treat children remains at two. Children are being treated with drugs designed for adults. You are not only saving children in your country, you are saving children globally. Regards, Valerie Loveys Canada

Valerie Loveys

15:57 on 12 Feb 2020

Please give more funding!!

Gerry Gallott

21:07 on 11 Feb 2020

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