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Our Focus on Childhood Bereavement

Across the UK, it’s estimated that 1 in 29 school age children have been bereaved of a parent or sibling – that’s a child in every class. *

Bereaved children and young people can face short and long-term issues which have been made worse by the pandemic. Lockdown restrictions means families have not been able to say goodbye in the way they wanted to, and social distancing may have intensified feelings of grief and isolation.

Here you can find out more about the impact of the pandemic on childhood bereavement and how we’re using your donations to support those who need it most right now.

*source: Childhood Bereavement Network

The Impact of the Pandemic on Childhood Bereavement

Insights show how lockdown restrictions and social distancing have affected children and young people who’ve lost a loved one.

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How we are helping

We are funding 80 projects supporting children and young people who have experienced the death of someone close, such as a parent or sibling, to a value of just over £6 million. A range of therapeutic support both face-to-face and online available to children of all ages, from toddlers to teens.

Find out more about some of our partnerships and initiatives

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