What we do

Child Bereavement UK supports families and educates professionals both when a baby or child of any age dies or is dying, and when a child is facing bereavement. Every year we train more than 10,000 professionals, helping them to better understand and meet the needs of grieving families.

Vision & Mission

Our vision is for all families to have the support they need to rebuild their lives, when a child grieves or when a child dies.

Our mission is to ensure the accessibility of high-quality child bereavement support and information to all families and professionals by increasing our reach and plugging the gaps that exist in bereavement support and training across the country and embedding standards in the sector.

National helpline

We provide confidential support, information and guidance to families and professionals. Our helpline team is available to take calls and respond to emails 9am-5pm Monday-Friday 0800 02 888 40  [email protected]

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Bereavement support for families

We provide support at a number of locations across the country. Support includes:

  • Face-to-face support  - For individuals, couples, children, young people, and families.
  • Groups for families  - Facilitated groups for bereaved families providing an opportunity for children and their adult carers to meet others and explore their feelings through creative activities.
  • Groups for young people - Facilitated groups where 11-25-year-olds work together to advise us on developing resources to help others.
  • Groups for parents - Facilitated groups for bereaved parents to meet in a supportive environment.

We also offer consultancy and bespoke solutions for organisations looking to address specific local needs.

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Training for professionals

We operate an established training, consultancy and staff support service, providing:

  • Workshops, courses and conferences covering a breadth of subjects at venues across the country
  • Tailor-made workshops, devised by our experienced facilitators to meet an organisation’s specific needs
  • Comprehensive course materials
  • Certificates of attendance for Continuing Professional Development (all our training is CPD certified)
  • Consultancy and supervision, offering information and guidance to organisations in the statutory, voluntary and corporate sectors

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Support and training for schools

We provide specialised training, resources and information for schools and have a dedicated schools section on our website. We also run an awareness programme for schools.

Publications and resources

We provide books, films and workbooks for bereaved families, which have been developed with their input, and for professionals. Many of our resources have received British Medical Association recognition for educational merit.