Parents and carers

Supporting a child/young person when someone has died

At a time when you are experiencing your own grief at the death of a partner, child, other family member or friend, it can seem overwhelming to offer support to your child or children.

Remember, you can only do your best.

Here we give you some information and some guidance on the needs of children and young people when someone important in their life has died.

We have split this information into sections containing additional information. However, if you would prefer to read a single document with all the information included, you can download the Guide for parents or carers (in various languages) below.