Support and resources

Supporting a child through cancer treatment can test families physically, emotionally, socially and financially. But you don’t have to make the journey alone.

Support and resources

Organisations and websites

Our Publications Library has a wide range of information that you can order or download for free.

There are also a variety of organisations that can offer you and your family support and information. They include:

Action for Sick Children

Advice and information for parents who have children in hospital.
0161 486 6788

Leukaemia CARE

Support for anyone affected by leukaemia and lymphatic cancer.
0808 8010 444

Macmillan Cancer Support

Information and support for anyone affected by cancer.
0808 8080 000


Helps children with life-limiting illnesses.
020 8940 2575

Teenage Cancer Trust

Support for teenagers and young people with cancer.
020 7612 0370

You may also find these websites useful:
Reliable cancer information from Cancer Research UK.
Latest information about children and young people’s cancers from the Children’s Cancer and Leukaemia Group (CCLG).
Simple, clear guidance on children and young people's mental health, wellbeing and development.

Books for children

CLIC Sargent produces a range of storybooks that can help you talk to your child about cancer and its treatment. These can all be downloaded or ordered for free from our Publications Library.

They include:

Books for you

Your child’s doctors and nurses will give you information to help you understand your child’s cancer and its treatment. You may find these useful too:

  • A parent’s guide to children’s cancer – available from Macmillan on 0808 8080 000
  • How can the internet help us? - available from
  • Family life and cancer - available from
  • Sport and exercise for children and young people with cancer - available from
  • Grandparents - available from

Reviewed February 2015, next planned review 2016.