Children's Hospices Across Scotland

Children's Hospices Across Scotland

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  • Children / families
  • Health and well being / research and care
  • Young people

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Geographical remit: 
National - Scotland


Knowing that your child may die before you do, is the unthinkable reality that thousands of families across Scotland have to cope with every day. Each week, three children die in Scotland from an incurable condition.

Children’s Hospices Across Scotland – better known as CHAS – is dedicated to supporting every single member of these families as they face the toughest challenge of their lives. We are committed to making sure that no matter how short their time together may be, it is a time filled with happiness and fun.

We make sure children have the opportunity for experiences they cannot have elsewhere, to feel the wind and sunshine on their faces, to sparkle, to laugh, to smile and to have those memorable moments of joy – moments that will be treasured forever.


We are Children’s Hospices Across Scotland, and we like to be known as CHAS. For over twenty years we have been caring for families and their babies, children and young people by offering palliative care, family respite and support. During this time we have built two hospices, developed our outreach service, CHAS at Home and established a presence in hospitals. We have initiated research, represented families at the highest levels and campaigned for improvements to palliative care in Scotland. However, at the heart of all this is our absolute commitment to supporting children and families when they need it most. Reaching every one of those children is our mission.

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