The European Cleft Organisation strives to ensure that every child in Europe has access to high quality cleft treatment, care and support. Working through a network of health professionals and patient groups we provide information for new families, promote best practice guidelines for health professionals, lobby governments and the EU for minimum standards of care.
• Awareness Raising – communicating information which improves understanding of the challenges faced by families, children and adults with a cleft.
• Policy Change – dialoguing with government stakeholders to formulate initiatives which increase access to quality health care and equal opportunities for families, children and adults with a cleft
• Capacity Building – through training, strengthening organizations’/hospitals’ ability to deliver quality health care and support for families, children and adults with a cleft
• Collaboration – networking with organizations to exchange information, share resources, and enhance each other’s capacity to advance the cause of for families, children and adults with a cleft