The Compassionate Friends is a charitable organisation of bereaved parents, siblings and grandparents dedicated to the support and care of other bereaved parents, siblings, and grandparents who have suffered the death of a child/children. We offer support both directly to bereaved families and indirectly by fostering understanding and good practice amongst professionals concerned with child death and by increasing public awareness. We recognise that many who have suffered the loss of a child feel a bond with others similarly bereaved and wish to extend the hand of friendship. Our UK Helpline is always answered by a bereaved parent and is open 10am-4pm and 7pm-10pm. Our Northern Ireland Helpline is open 10am-4pm and 7pm-9.30pm. At all other times there will be a message service. The Compassionate Friends (TCF) Sibling Support is available to all siblings whether they have lost their brother or sister, half-brother or sister, step-brother or sister, or an adopted or fostered brother or sister.