Children and Family Support Service

The Children and Family Support Service offers support to children and young people between the ages of 5-18 who have either been bereaved or who are facing the loss of someone close to them, who has a life-limiting illness.

Our offer is unique and provides a tailored approach, ensuring that every individual receives the support that they require.

How can we help?

  • One to one work with children and young people
  • Group Work
  • Home visits
  • Information and resources
  • Social events
  • Training for volunteers and professionals
  • Support and training for schools and teachers
  • Telephone support for parents, carers and professionals
  • Information and signposting
  • Counselling

We work closely with local schools and will deliver training for teachers and school staff who may be supporting children who have been bereaved or are caring for someone who is seriously ill.

For more information please contact Alison Burford (Family Support Practitioner) on 01789 266852 or

Click here to download our School Information Pack.

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Our Family Support Services include Children and Family Support Service, Bereavement Support, Counselling, Chaplaincy and Social Work Service.

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