Bereavement support

Following a child or young person’s death, the team will continue to support the family. Should the family wish for their child to be transferred to the Butterfly Suite at Claire House where a child can stay as an alternative to a funeral home, we will help to arrange this. Should the family wish to stay at home with their child, we are able to work with local funeral directors to enable this wherever possible.

Helping families at this difficult time will be very individual and can range from practical support such as registering the child’s death and funeral planning to emotional support such as collecting mementoes and supporting siblings through memory boxes.

Following a child’s funeral, we will continue to maintain contact with the family through cards, telephone contact and home visits and will refer to the counselling and/or complementary therapy service where appropriate.