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Caring for your child at end of life – family guide

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We know that every family’s experience of losing a child is unique and always devastating. Some will care for a child with a life-limiting illness for years, others only hours.

Whatever your situation, it will feel as though your world is falling apart. Our new End of Life Guide for families provides practical information to support families at the most unbearable of times. It answers questions and provides support. Families might want to work through the guide with their care team one step at a time, when they are ready. We hope that the guide will enable families to make informed choices and provide support to talk to a care team about wishes.

You can download a digital copy using the link or you can request a hard copy below.

We are very grateful to Children with Cancer UK who have funded this resource.

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If you would like to receive a printed copy or copies of the new resource, please complete the form below and we will be in touch to arrange delivery. Generally printed resources are available at no charge for young-people, families and care professionals. However, especially when multiple copies are requested, we may ask for a contribution towards postage and printing costs. Unfortunately we are unable to post outside of the UK.