Child Death Helpline

Last updated May 16, 2023.

About Listing

Open 365 days a year, including weekends and public holidays, the Child Death Helpline is for anyone affected by the death of a child of any age, from pre-birth to adult, under any circumstances, however recently or long ago. Staffed by trained volunteers, all of whom are bereaved parents. They accept calls in any language, and provide a telephone interpreting service.

​Call the freephone helpline on ​0800 282 986.  Opening Times:

Monday to Sunday
19:00 to 22:00

Monday, Thursday and Friday
10:00 to 13:00

Tuesday and Wednesday
10:00 to 16:00


Child Death Helpline Administration Centres:

Great Ormond Street Hospital: 020 7813 8416
Alder Hey Childrens Hospital: 0151 252 539

Contact information

Phone 0800282986
Phone 02078138416
Address Barclay House, 37 Queen Square, London, WC1N 3BH

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