Below are downloadable resources or links to websites that you may find useful in providing spiritual support to children, particularly those with a life-limiting or life-threatening condition.

Cultural Competency and Spiritual Care in Children’s Palliative Care

Online course
Patch Academy

An online course on the Patch Academy website accredited with 5 Ethics CPD points from the Colleges of Medicine of South Africa. Learn to assess and provide appropriate cultural and spiritual care to children with serious illnesses and their families.

Visit the Patch Academy website

The Religions of the World Charter for Children’s Palliative Care

The Religions of the World Charter continues to advocate for the global right to children’s palliative care. It is available in multiple languages.

Visit the website for multiple translations

Download the Charter: World Religions Charter – Rome 2015

Spiritual Care recommendations for palliative care in Africa

With a Foreword by Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu

The recommendations in this report offer a way forward in developing health care services that are truly sensitive to the diverse needs of the communities they serve. The recommendations include information on Spiritual care needs among children on page 28.

Download as a PDF: Spiritual_care_recommendations_for_palliative_care_in_Africa