How CLIC Sargent can help

As part of our vital service, we work with families coming to terms with the death of a child or young person with cancer.

Emotional support

Your CLIC Sargent Social Worker will be there for you if you want to talk or if you need support following the death of a child or a young person. Your social worker can also speak to and support other family members and may be able to put you in touch with local support groups, for example, for siblings or grandparents.

Financial assistance and support with benefits

CLIC Sargent provides compassionate grants to help with the costs of the funeral. Our social workers can apply for this on your behalf and can also provide you with information about other financial assistance you may be entitled to, and support with completing application forms.

For specialist advice, you can contact our welfare advisers on 0800 915 4439 or They are available from Monday to Friday, but you can leave a message and they will get back to you.

Information resources

We produce a range of resources for people affected by the death of a child or young person from cancer. These include a DVD called One day at a time, and three leaflets: When your child isn't going to get better, When your child dies and Living without your child. CLIC Sargent also provides a booklet called In our own words, which is a compilation of quotes from parents, talking about life after their child has died.

The DVD, hard copies of the leaflets and the In our own words booklet can all be ordered or downloaded from our Publications Library free of charge.

You can also look at details of national organisations providing specialist bereavement support to families.