• A parent of children under 18 dies every 22 minutes in the UK; around 23,600 a year. This equates to around 111 children being bereaved of a parent every day
  • 1 in 29 schoolchildren has been bereaved of a parent or sibling – that’s a child in every class
  • Each year, around 6000 families are bereaved by suicide

In 2015:

  • 10,133 babies, children and young people (up to the age of 25) died – that’s 28 every day
  • 3434 babies were stillborn – that’s more than 9 babies every day
  • 2117 babies died within 4 weeks of birth
  • A further 903 babies died before reaching their first birthday
  • Around 1 in 4 pregnancies was thought to end in miscarriage