In a campaign fronted by Mark Lemon, a petition has been launched asking the government to create a register of bereaved children. The petition has been backed by Winston’s Wish, the Childhood Bereavement Network, and Child Bereavement UK.

Currently there is no official data available on how many children are bereaved in the UK. The petition asks government to record the number of children in a household when the death is registered with a simple administrative change, updating UK death certificates to capture if a person who has died has dependents. This change could enable services to more accurately identify the scale of child bereavement, and better plan and provide much-needed support.

Find out more and sign the petition