One-to-One Support for Children, Young People & Families

Our kind, compassionate and carefully trained volunteers are here to offer support to you and your child following a bereavement.

Cruse Scotland believes that whenever possible, children are best supported within their family unit and so we offer a range of services to help children, whilst equipping their families, or carers, and schools with information and advice too. All support is tailored to the needs of you and your child.

The first step to getting help for your child is to call our National Bereavement Helpline.

We also provide specialist support for young people up to the age of 18, who can either choose to call our helpline directly themselves or have an adult call on their behalf. Information for young people can be found here.


Children’s Rights

Cruse Scotland is committed to recognising, respecting and promoting children’s rights. These include rights to be treated fairly, to be heard and to be as healthy as possible.

The Scottish Government is taking steps to ensure that children enjoy their rights, as set out in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC).

In partnership with many other voluntary organisations across Scotland, Cruse Scotland has completed a Child’s Rights Wellbeing Impact Assessment (CRWIA) to assist Scottish Government in ensuring that its policies and legislation protect and promote the rights and wellbeing of children and young people.

Follow this link for more information about the Scottish Government and UNCRC.