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Child Bereavement UK

Child Bereavement UK recognises its duty of care to all those who use our bereavement services, attend our training and fundraising events, visit our premises, fundraise, volunteer or work for the charity.

We have been following government advice relating to the covid-19 pandemic and have taken action to reduce the spread of coronavirus. As a result of this, all our premises are now closed; however, our staff are working remotely and we are continuing to provide support to families by telephone and digital means.

Please find below the latest information and guidance with regard to our services and events.

We will continue to monitor the situation and will update this page to reflect any changes in government guidance and in our response. We apologise for any inconvenience that any changes to our services or activities may cause but trust that you understand that the safety and wellbeing of those who use or support our services is paramount.

 

Helpline for families and professionals

Our Helpline continues to operate as normal, providing confidential support, information and guidance to families and professionals. Our Helpline team is available to take calls and respond to emails and Live Chat 9am-5pm Monday-Friday (except Bank Holidays):

 0800 02 888 40

 support@childbereavementuk.org

 Live Chat via the website.

Guidance for bereaved families

All our premises are now closed, however our bereavement support practitioners are working remotely and bereavement support will be offered to you by telephone or digital means. 

Face-to-face groups and drop-in support services are currently postponed and our local practitioners will be in touch to discuss other means of offering support.

If you have any concerns or queries, please contact your bereavement support practitioner in the usual way, or email support@childbereavementuk.org

For resources to help support children during the coronavirus outbreak, view our guidance film and Information Sheet here

 

Guidance for people attending training events

All our face-to-face training events have been postponed and will be rescheduled at a date to be confirmed. Delegates who have booked onto training which is postponed will be contacted directly. Please check here for up to date course information.

If you have any additional queries please email: training@childbereavementuk.org

 

Fundraising events

At this stage a number of our fundraising events have been postponed or cancelled. If you have booked to attend a ticketed event and this is postponed or cancelled, we will contact you directly. If you are planning your own fundraising event in aid of Child Bereavement UK, please follow government guidance. Please check our Get involved section for up to date event information.

If you have any additional queries please email: fundraising@childbereavementuk.org

 

 

Child Bereavement UK offers information and advice on helping young people understand loss and the death of someone close to them.

Child Bereavement UK supports families and educates professionals when a baby or child of any age dies or is dying, or when a child is facing bereavement. Every year we train over 9000 professionals, helping them to better understand and meet the needs of grieving families.

In the UK, when a baby or child dies, or a child is bereaved, many of those affected are unable to access good quality support which meets their individual needs. Child Bereavement UK believes all families should have the support they need to rebuild their lives when a child grieves or when a child dies. Our aim is to make sure they do.

View the website for more details.

Where to Go

Name of venue
Child Bereavement UK
Venue address
Unit B, Knaves Beech Way
Knaves Beech Industrial Estate
Loudwater
High Wycombe
Buckinghamshire
Postcode
HP10 9QY

When is it On?

Date & Time Information
Open Monday to Friday, 9:00 - 17:00
Time of day
Morning
Afternoon

Other Details

Associated Cost
No
Other Costs
Our service is free.
Referral required?
Yes
Referral and availability notes

For support we take self-referrals or third party referrals. Please note for third-party referrals the family/individuals need to give consent to make the referral.

We provide face-to-face support for children and young people up to the age of 25, who have been bereaved of someone special. This support is in the form of monthly support sessions, these can be either individual or family sessions with parents/carers. We run family groups for children and their families from the age of 4 to 11 these are a chance to meet other bereaved families and do creative work around topics such as memories and difficult feelings. We also offer a young people’s advisory group (YPAG) for 12 to 25 year olds. These groups are a chance to meet other young people who have been bereaved and take part in creative projects.  

We also provide parenting support to parents who are supporting a bereaved child or young person. This can be face-to-face or via booked telephone support, again in the form of monthly sessions with a trained bereavement practitioner.

We also support parents who have been bereaved of a baby or child of any age, this is in the form of monthly support sessions either individually or as a couple, we also offer groups for parents bereaved of a baby or child to meet other bereaved parents. We can offer bereaved parents booked telephone support if they aren’t close to one of our services.

Age Range
Bereaved children age 4-25
and adults bereaved of a child at anay age.
Notes

The building is accessible for wheelchairs, and there are disabled toilets. We support children with special needs.

Who to Contact

Position
National Helpline
Telephone
0800 02 888 40
Email
support@childbereavementuk.org
Website
https://childbereavementuk.org/
Last Updated: 02/04/2020