The West Midlands Children and Young People’s Palliative Care Toolkit concept grew out of the recognition that common and agreed resources, tools and documentation, around children’s palliative care would support best practice, safe and effective, individualised and responsive care for the families and children within the West Midlands. The vision was to develop the tools and resources and to collate them into a readily available practical Toolkit, so that they could be accessed whatever the care setting or whatever the time of day or night that care was required.
This useful resource is now available as an App. This Toolkit App will support families in their unique journeys, by equipping staff with resources that is readily available at their fingertips to facilitate best practice, timely care. It contains practical help to enable the best of care to be delivered to children of all ages, from newborn to young adult. The help provided is based on symptoms and needs rather than any particular diagnoses. The content of the Toolkit APP has been developed by a wide variety of professionals from all care settings who have a real understanding of the issues and practical experience of delivering the best care.
The WMPPCN Toolkit App has been developed in collaboration with the Centre for Children and Families Applied Research (CCFAR) and the Serious Games Institute at Coventry University.