A Child and Young Person’s Advance Care Plan (ACP) is designed to communicate the health-care wishes of children or young people who have chronic and life-limiting conditions (a different ACP is used in adults). It sets out an agreed plan of care to be followed when a child or young person’s condition deteriorates. It provides a framework for both discussing and documenting the agreed wishes of a child or young person and his or her parents when the child or young person develop potentially life-threatening complications of his or her condition. It is designed for use in all environments that the child encounters: home, hospital, school, hospice, respite care, and for use by the ambulance service. The ACP can be used as a resuscitation plan or as an end-of-life care plan. It remains valid when the parent(s) or next of kin cannot be contacted.

Download a windows copy of the ACP here.
Download a guide for its use here.

Please contact Dr Nicola King for further information [email protected]