Advance Care Plan (with ReSPECT)

This page contains the ReSPECT Compatible version of the Child and Young Person’s Advance Care Plan document for recording the outcome of advance planning discussions.  This version has been approved by NICE Guidelines and as such is our recommended version.

At present a Legacy Care Plan (without ReSPECT) is still available but it is expected that this will be phased out.

Please note, that it is only these ReSPECT Compatible Versions that have been updated to a new format.

It is recommended that you use this website when creating a new care plan (rather than creating a template and working from that).  Thus, ensuring you are always using the latest version.

The forms are available in formats suitable for completion both electronically and by hand: The ‘Printable Version’ is a simple pdf file that may be printed out or passed to a local printers to be printed out as a booklet to be filled in by hand. There are then two versions of the electronic document written in Microsoft Word. The version ‘with Macro’ should be tried first as this has code embedded in it that will automatically copy through demographic details and update the pages numbers if the boxes are expanded when the form is filled in. However this may not be compatible with local legacy versions of word. If this is the case please download the version ‘without Macro’ which is exactly the same form but without the added (incompatible) features.

Child and Young Person’s Advance Care Plan – ReSPECT Compatible (Printable Version [PDF])

Child and Young Person’s Advance Care Plan – ReSPECT Compatible (with Macro / Electronic Version [Word])

Please note, that if you are using the CYPACP with ReSPECT, then the Resuscitation Council (UK) would love to hear from you stating that you are using ReSPECT.  You can do this by using returning the form below to

Registering ReSPECT

This enables the Resuscitation Council to maintain an overview of where ReSPECT is being adopted. Thank you.

For further information regarding ReSPECT please see: