Children with life-shortening conditions and their families across the UK rely on a network of many excellent and invaluable services which make up children’s palliative care – hospitals, children’s hospices, community children’s nurses, social care providers, educators, wish-makers, therapists, psychologists, sibling workers, bereavement councillors – and many more.


Together for Short Lives aims to support all parts of this vibrant sector to meet the needs of this growing and complex group of children and young people, through best practice guidance, networking, research and advice on workforce development.

This section of our website is for anyone working with children or young people with a life-shortening condition, whether you are a seasoned children’s palliative care professional or a student thinking about a career in this area.  If you can’t find the information that you are looking for call our helpline service which is available both for families and professionals, or send us an email.  

Our new campaign, You Can Be That Nurse aims to address the current shortage of children's palliative care nurses by encouraging nurses to work in this sector. Watch our film to find out what an incredibly rewarding role it is. #YouCanBeThatNurse