Children and Young People's Advance Care Plan
The children and young people's advance care plan (CYPACP) is a nationally recognised advance care plan (ACP) for children and young people with life limiting (LLC) or life threatening conditions (LTC).
The national CYPACP collaborative developed the form and much of the UK have adopted it. Our Network (YHCPCN) endorse and support the adoption and use of the form across the region. It is hoped that all services supporting children and families with LLC or LTC will sign up to the collaborative and use the CYPACP. This will ensure consistency for families and will mean that the form will be recognised across the region and wider. If a family go on holiday elsewhere in the UK where they use the CYPACP the form will be recognised and the family will not have to tell their story over and over. This reduces duplication and ensures consistency for professionals and families.
The CYPACP is compliant with recent NICE guidelines (NG61) and will promote a unified approach for children and families.
Currently the four hospices across the region use the CYPACP forms and some hospital trusts are putting the forms through their governance procedures.