Referring to CHAS
We offer support from birth up to 21 years old. We consider new referrals for children with life-shortening conditions from the antenatal period up to their 18th birthday.
We welcome referrals from health and social care professionals, as well as from families. To help us ensure that children get palliative care at the right time, our referral team involves professionals who know the child and their family to ensure that a multi-professional decision is made regarding acceptance into our service.
The referral process is optimised by early discussion between CHAS and all the health and social care professionals involved, so we are happy to have an informal discussion if you are unsure about whether a child may be eligible or not. The whole process, from either an emergency or planned referral through to acceptance and receiving care, is outlined in the booklets below:
- If you are a family, download the ‘With you very step of the way’ booklet. With you every step of the way - information for families
- If you are a health or social care professional, download ‘The CHAS service' booklet. The CHAS service - Our model of care - information for professionals
Our services are free to babies, children, young people and families who need them.