Bereavement - Supporting Families

Losing a child is the most traumatic experience anyone will face. There are specialist support services available for families that can be accessed directly by the family. Here is a list of resources available to help families in this difficult time;

For Practical Support Tameside MBC

Tameside MBC provides guidance on what you need to do around a death.

Finding Rainbows

A Tameside charity that supports families who have lost a child.


A charity that supports families who have suffered a still born or miscarriage of a child.

The Good Grief Trust

A website that offers general advice about bereavement including the loss of a child.

The Compassionate Friends

A website that offers support for families who have lost a child.

What to do if you are worried about a child

If you think a child is being abused or mistreated or you have concerns about a child’s well-being please contact one of the numbers shown on this page.

Your phone call could help to safeguard a child who may be at risk.

If the situation is immediately dangerous for the child then ring 999 and ask for the Police.

If the child is not in immediate danger contact:

Children's Hub

  • Monday to Friday during office hours - 0161 342 4101
  • Monday to Friday outside office hours and weekends and public holidays – 0161 342 2222
  • GM Procedures Manual
  • Safeguarding concerns can be reported to the Children's Hub using the Online Electronic Referral form