Vision, Mission & Aims

ICPCN’s Vision

That all children living with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions, and their families, will have seamless access to palliative care in order to alleviate serious health-related suffering and enhance their quality of life.

To live in a world where children’s palliative care is acknowledged and respected as a unique service, which is an integral part of universal health coverage. We believe every child and young person living with  life-limiting or life-threatening conditions, and their families or carers, should receive palliative care in order to alleviate serious health-related suffering and enhance quality of life regardless of which country or locality they live in. We believe that palliative care should be culturally appropriate, begin at diagnosis, be integrated with curative care, should encompass physical, emotional, social, spiritual and developmental aspects of care and should include care throughout the illness, at the end-of-life and during bereavement.

ICPCN’s Mission

ICPCN is the global umbrella organisation for children’s palliative care. Our mission is to achieve the best quality of life and care for children and young people with life-threatening or life-limiting conditions, their families and carers worldwide, by raising awareness of children’s palliative care among the public, health professionals and policy makers; advocating to governments and international organisations for the global development of children’s palliative care services; expanding the evidence-base for children’s palliative care; and sharing expertise, skills and knowledge with our global network of members.

ICPCN’s Aims

  1. To help services across the world to develop and meet the total care and support needs of life-limited children and their families.
  2. To advocate and raise awareness of children’s palliative care and the specific needs of life-limited or life-threatened children and their families.
  3. To develop a strong ICPCN membership from children’s palliative care services across the globe.
  4. To facilitate communication and sharing of resources, information and research worldwide, and to provide a ‘one stop shop’ for information relating to children’s palliative care.
  5. To campaign for the global development of children’s palliative care services.
  6. To enable the sharing of expertise and information between children’s palliative care practitioners.
  7. To increase the international evidence base for children’s palliative care.
  8. To maximise ICPCN’s resources by developing its fundraising activities in order to discharge its mission.

ICPCN FACT SHEET
Find out more about ICPCN by downloading our FACT SHEET below.

Download the ICPCN Fact Sheet

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