About Children and Young People’s Palliative Care

What is Children’s Palliative Care?

Children and young people experience a variety of rare conditions specific to childhood. It is acknowledged that the child or young person may survive to early adulthood.

Children and young people’s palliative care is an active and total approach to care, from the point of diagnosis or recognition, throughout the child’s life and death.

It embraces physical, emotional, social and spiritual elements and focuses on the enhancement of quality of life for the child or young person and support for the family.