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Caring for a child at end of life – a guide for professionals on the care of children and young people

Caring for a child at end of life aims to provide a practical toolkit for all practitioners providing end of life care to babies, children and young people.

It sets out key standards and goals for good practice alongside links to useful sources of information, legislation and regulations.

The Guide can be downloaded using the link on the right hand side of the page or you can request a hard copy below. The easy-to-digest one page Practice Prompts found at the end of the Guide can be easily photocopied and shared with colleagues for training.

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


Order a printed copy

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.