Our vision, mission and values

Our vision

Every baby, child and young person living in our region who is life limited or life threatened and their families will receive the specialist care and support they need.

Our mission

  • To provide essential specialist palliative care services to babies, children, young people and their families across our region
  • To deliver these services in partnership with others
  • To champion the cause of children’s palliative care

Our values

These six Values underpin everything we do at Acorns to ensure that the children and families who rely on our lifeline services are placed firmly at the centre of our ethos, supporting our Vision to provide children’s hospice care for every child and their family who needs us.


We are passionate about getting it right, actively responding to individual needs to deliver the highest quality of care and service.


We are determined to achieve our goals and take accountability for our results.


We build effective relationships based upon trust by consistently being open, honest and transparent, delivering what we commit to.


We actively work together with colleagues and build external partnerships that help us deliver our mission.


We are brave in challenging the status quo, embracing difference and change.


We are inquisitive and empathic putting ourselves in the position of others. We seek to understand the why, exploring different ways to succeed.