The South West Children's Palliative Care Commissioner's and Practitioner's Networks


There are two networks working across the south west – one for commissioners and another for practitioners, which is still being developed. Membership of the practitioners network is open to any interested practitioners working in the South West.

The Children’s Palliative Care Network for the South West has been established to promote equity and to enhance the quality of the experience for children and young people requiring palliative care and their families, and to empower and support anyone working in the field of children’s palliative care in the South West of England.

The network aims:

  • To share and disseminate best practice.
  • To develop the evidence base for children and young people’s palliative care through supporting research and disseminating research outcomes.
  • To promote effective communication and collaboration between the agencies and professionals providing children and young people’s palliative care in all settings.
  • To advocate on behalf of children and young people requiring palliative care and their families, ensuring user’s views are listened to.
  • To raise awareness of children and young people’s palliative care, strategically and politically, at all levels.
  • To develop supportive networks amongst colleagues working within children and young people’s palliative care services.
  • To support providers of children and young people’s palliative care to deliver recommended models of care and to minimise disparity across the region.
  • To quantify the level of need for palliative care for children and young people across the South West.

For more details contact: lizzie.chambers@togetherforshortlives.org.uk