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Our strategy

Our strategy

Together for the 49,000+ is our ambitious five-year strategy to improve children’s palliative care across the UK.

Covering the period 2018-2023, Together for the 49,000+ focuses on achieving positive change for babies, children and young people with life-limiting conditions, their families, and those that support them. We want to ensure that no child or family is left behind. The strategy is based around four key ambitions, which are to:

  1. Build a strong and sustainable children’s palliative care sector for the 49,000+ seriously ill children and their families.
  2. Ensure children, young people and families are supported and empowered.
  3. Join up policy, services, care and support for children and families.
  4. Create greater understanding and support for children’s palliative care.

We are clear that these goals cannot be achieved alone. The ambitions in our strategy will be achieved by working in collaboration with young people, families, children’s hospices, palliative care charities, community nursing teams and specialist services across the NHS.

Read our strategy

You can download and read the full five year strategy now