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A Guide to Children’s Palliative Care

The Guide to Children’s Palliative Care is an essential resource for all those with an interest in planning, commissioning and delivering services and care for babies, children and young people with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions, and their families.

The fourth edition of the Guide has been written from the standpoint that children’s palliative care is no longer in development but is now a recognised speciality. It has a greater focus on enabling all professionals to better understand the value of a children’s palliative care approach, making the care of life-limiting children everybody’s business.

It provides a 360-degree insight into children’s palliative care: what it is, its principles, purpose and importance to seriously-ill children and families who need it. The Guide seeks to establish and realise the vision that all of these children and their families have access to and receive comprehensive, high-quality, evidence-based services delivered by an appropriately trained, experienced and integrated workforce.

Use the link on the right to download a pdf of the resource to your device, or enter your details in the form below to order a printed copy.


Order a printed copy

If you would like to receive a printed copy or copies of the 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.