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Children’s and Young People Palliative
and End of Life Care

Children and young people (CYP) represent a third of our country. Improving access to the right services at the right time is a key priority for the SCN NE and Yorkshire Palliative and End of life Care Network for children and young people aged 0-25 and those important to them.

The network covers four ICBs and is supported by SCN funded clinical leads.

The network works closely with hospice/hospital/community teams, commissioners and the ICB to improve quality and access to palliative care for children, young people and their families/carers and those important to them.

Our programme of work has been developed in line with the CYP National Service specification Ambitions Palliative and End of Life and NICE Guidance.


Improving Access

  • Establish a baseline of specialist palliative care services, including access to advice 24/7.

Improving Quality

  • Working in partnership with HEE, acute providers, community providers and hospices to deliver a programme of education and training to support the workforce to have the skill, knowledge and confidence to deliver high quality care.

Improving Sustainability

  • Support sustainable funding of PEoLC across the North East and Yorkshire  based on up-to-date information collected through Point Prevalence studies  and national workforce surveys.