Our resource is designed to support clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) and local authorities in England to effectively commission palliative care for children and young people aged 0–25. Produced as part of our Department for Education-funded special educational needs and disability (SEND) project, our resource also supports health and wellbeing boards to understand their role in the commissioning process.
Children have a right to an education, regardless of their needs or circumstances. Together for Short Lives' new online resource helps all types of school, further education and early years provider in England give children with life-limiting conditions aged 0 – 25 access to education. It also helps them to implement the SEND reforms for children who need palliative care. The interactive pdf resource is free to access and can be downloaded from www.togetherforshortlives.org.uk/sendresources
Together for Short Lives has produced a SEND local engagement resource for voluntary sector providers of children’s palliative care in England. This aims to help services identify and engage the people and organisations in their local health, care and education sectors who can be influential in bringing about more integrated assessments and services for children and young people with life-threatening and life-limiting conditions. They include commissioners, providers and other system leaders.