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Changing lives

Too many families struggle to get the lifeline help they need. That’s why we are campaigning and changing lives, so that no child or family is left behind


Speaking up for children and families

We give a voice to children, families and those that support them, demanding that policy makers transform the lives of seriously-ill children so they can live as fulfilling lives as possible, and get the very best care at the end of life

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.

Supporting care professionals

We provide core care pathways, resources and best practice, and share the latest research to help professionals offer the best care to families they can

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.

Time for change? A new vision for children’s palliative care

25th March, 2020

Our national conference will explore the key issues facing the children's palliative care sector including the growing numbers of babies,...

Jobs in palliative care

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

Our people working in our services

Bank Staff Nurse - Chestnut Tree House - Childrens Hospice - Community Team

Closing date
Closing date: 20th September, 2019

Chestnut Tree House is the children's hospice for East and West Sussex and South East Hampshire, providing specialist palliative care...

Developing services

We fund service development through our awards programme, and support services through our National Fundraising Scheme

Transition to adult services

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

Transition to adult services

Our Transition programme

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

Workforce development

Children and families should have the care and support they need when and where they need it, and that includes accessing the right care professionals.

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You can be that nurse

Our campaign encourages people to consider a role as a children’s palliative care nurse. Watch our film to find out what an incredibly rewarding job it can be.

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

Members of the public volunteering to support families and life-limited children in their homes or at children’s hospices or palliative care services can be hugely beneficial

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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.

Improving Transitions for Young People Fund

We offer funding for projects aiming to improve the experience of transition for young people