When a Child Dies

This factsheet has been developed to support families and carers preparing for the death of a child. The death of a child is devastating, and every experience is unique.

There may never be a good time to approach this and talk about a child’s end of life. But having information about what to expect and knowing where to go to for support can help families prepare and ensure that they are able to spend time together as a family.

Families will need time to explore their wishes and access good support from health and social care professionals caring for their child.