A surprising number of people - almost 1 in 30 - will experience the death of a parent before the age of 19. Many more will experience the loss of a grandparent, sibling or friend.
Cruse Richmond has a team of volunteers who are specially trained to support children and young people who have been bereaved. They can also provide guidance to teachers on the best way to support a bereaved child in their class.
For more information see: Grief for children