Together for Short Lives
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Changing lives

Too many families struggle to get the lifeline care they need. That’s why we champion and campaign for children’s palliative care services and professionals, to help children get the best support possible.

Speaking up for children and families

We raise awareness and understanding about childhood death and campaign for policy change, standing alongside families to make sure they get the vital care and help that they need.

Campaigning for change

Too many families caring for seriously ill children struggle to get the care they need, and often face an unfair postcode lottery of support. That’s why we’re pressing government and policy makers to change things – so no family is left behind.

Policy and influence

We want to build a strong and sustainable children’s palliative care sector, and help to join up policy, services, care and support so that every family can have access to specialist children’s palliative care services when and where they need it.

Sharing, learning and networking

Our networks and events bring together professionals from across health, social care and education to develop and share best-practice

Professional events

Browse upcoming conferences, courses and training opportunities for professionals working in the children’s palliative care sector.

Conference 2025

7th May, 2025

Please note, tickets for this event are not available yet. To register your interest, please use the 'book event' button...

Jobs in palliative care

Browse the latest jobs and volunteering opportunities for professionals working in the children’s palliative care sector.

Staff Nurse - CHAS at Home, Aberdeen

Closing date
Closing date: 19th June, 2024

Experienced Staff Nurse CHAS at Home – Aberdeen Base £31,138 - £37,812 + 10% shift allowance (pro rata) 37.5 hours...

Developing services

We raise vital funds to support children’s hospices through our National Fundraising Scheme, and to support innovative projects to develop and improve children’s palliative care services.

Direct family support

We want every seriously ill child and family to get care and support when and where they need it.

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The Kentown Children’s Palliative Care Programme 

Our community focussed programme brings expert nursing to children at home, together with respite care, social care and information support

Transition to adult services

Every young person with a life-limiting or life-threatening condition deserves a smooth transition to adult services.

Our Transition programme

Find out about our work to support and develop work towards better transitions for young people.

Fundraising for children's palliative care

Children’s hospices and other local services on average have to generate around four fifths of their income to survive.

Help us support children's hospices

Our National Fundraising Scheme gives raises vital funding for services across the country.

Developing Volunteering Services

Volunteers can play a crucial role to support children, families and the and palliative care services

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Together We Can

Browse our collection of resources for organisations developing a service where volunteers support families of a child with a life-limiting or life-threatening condition.

Education and Training

We are working with the sector to develop a children's palliative care educational framework