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Type your postcode or nearest town into the search box below to find details of our member organisations that support bereaved children, whatever the cause of death. Families can refer themselves directly to these free services, and other children's professionals (teachers, GPs etc) can get information, guidance and support too.  

Some work with children on their own: others provide opportunities for them to meet others who have been bereaved. 

Scroll down to under the map for details of services offered across the whole country.

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National services

As well as the local services shown in the map above, a number of other services provide support nation-wide.

Child Bereavement UK 

Tel: 01494 568900

Website: www.childbereavementuk.org

National services include

  • confidential information and support line for families and professionals when a child has died and when a child is bereaved
  • web discussion fora for families and for professionals
  • resources for bereaved children and young people, families and all professionals
  • training courses on bereavement for health care and other professional

Childline

Telephone: 0800 1111

Website: www.childline.org.uk

National services include

  • free national helpline for children and young people on any issue or problem 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year
  • freepost service
  • schools outreach programme.

Cruse Bereavement Care

Telephone: 

  • Day by Day helpline 0844 477 9400
  • Young People's Helpline 0808 808 1677
  • Administration: 020 8939 9530

Website: www.cruse.org.uk    www.hopeagain.org.uk

Many local branches of Cruse offer individual or group support for bereaved children. Those that are members of the Childhood Bereavement Network are listed in the map above: others can be accessed by ringing the Day by Day helpline or visting the Cruse website. 

Cruse has a special website for young people. A special feature of this site is a message board where young people can share their experiences and receive replies from trained young supporters.

Cruse Bereavement Care (Scotland)

Telephone: 0845 600 2227

Website: www.crusescotland.org.uk

Several branches of Cruse Scotland offer support for bereaved children. Those that are members of the Childhood Bereavement Network are listed in the map above: others can be accessed by ringing the helpline or visting the website. 

Winston's Wish

Telephone: Family Line 0845 20 30 40 5

Website: www.winstonswish.org.uk

National services include

  • national helpline for all those caring for a child or young perso who has been bereaved
  • website with activities for children and young people and facility to ask questions of a trained clinician
  • programme of direct support for families bereaved through suicide, murder or manslaughter
  • resources including books and memory boxes
  • training courses and bespoke training.

About the map of local services

The services included in this map are members of the Childhood Bereavement Network and have endorsed the CBN Belief Statement and Guidelines for Best Practice.

Disclaimer: CBN is not a regulatory body and cannot accept responsibility for accuracy of the information given here, or the quality of care provided by its members. Please do let us know about any out of date entries or inaccuracies on the map.