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Children and bereavement

When a baby or child dies or is dying, or when a child is facing bereavement.

  1. Becoming a child's guardian

    How to become the guardian of a child that isn't your own, including getting a court order and financial support.

  2. Bereavement support for children and young people

    Bereavement support for a child or young person who has lost someone or has a loved one who is dying.

  3. Guardian's Allowance

    Help if you're looking after a child who is not your own – rates, eligibility, how to claim or appeal a decision.

  4. Registering a stillbirth

    Information on how to register a stillbirth and what support is available for you.

  5. Support if a child or baby dies

    Emotional support and practical information for bereaved parents of a baby or child.

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