Get support for bereaved military children

If you know a child or young person who has experienced the death of a parent who served in the British Armed Forces, they could be eligible for specialist bereavement support from Scotty's Little Soldiers. Hundreds of bereaved military children aren’t getting the support they need but we are here to help.

Get support for bereaved military children - Scotty's Little Soldiers support children bereaved of a parent who served in the British Armed Forces. Scotty Member in red hoodie holds a photo of her father, Corporal Lee Scott

Scotty’s is dedicated to supporting bereaved military children and young people who have experienced the death of a parent who served in the British Armed Forces.

Bereaved military child in school uniform holding a poppy for Remembrance

Charity founder Nikki Scott on how you can get support for bereaved military children

“I was so nervous about getting in touch with Scotty’s but it was the best thing I did.  It was so simple to sign up.  I can’t believe the support they have offered my two children.” 
– Mum of two Scotty Members

If you are seeking support for a child or young person who has experienced the death of a parent who served in the British Armed Forces, you have come to the right place.  

We have information explaining exactly who Scotty’s can support and what you need to do depending on whether you are a parent or carer of a child who has been bereaved, a professional working with a military child or young person or you are the person needing the support because your parent has sadly died.  

Scotty's Little Soldiers child & young person support worker with a bereaved military child
We want every bereaved military child to have access to the very best emotional support, outstanding development opportunities and the chance to smile again. 

At Scotty's, we aim to provide relief from the effects of bereavement to children and young people who have experienced the death of a parent who served in the British Forces.  

Scotty's Member in yellow Scotty's t-shirt at the Christmas Party holding up YES sign

Any child or young person aged 0-25 bereaved of a parent who has served in the British Forces can potentially join Scotty’s Little Soldiers.

Scotty's support any service, including Army, RAF, Navy, Regular or Reserve and the cause of death is irrelevant.

You can read our Membership Criteria here, but we try and support as many children and young people as possible.

The charity provides its beneficiaries with support and guidance throughout their childhood.  This support is delivered through our four family Programmes, SMILES, SUPPORT, STRIDES and SPRINGBOARD.

Our services include; access to professional child bereavement support, guidance to parents and carers, personal education and learning assistance (including grants) and fun activities such as holiday respite breaks and group events. These are all designed to remind the children and young people that they are not alone.  

Bereaved British Forces children and young people in a conga line at Scotty's Little Soldiers Christmas Party

As well as offering bereavement support, our ethos is very much based around beneficiaries embracing their military connections and being part of a community that recognises the significant highs and lows of family life in the military.   

If you have any questions or are in any doubt, please just get in touch. 

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Bereaved British Forces children & young people at Remembrance Parade in London with Scotty's Little Soldiers
You can also find us at
Scotty’s Little Soldiers,
Unit 21 Bergen Way,
King’s Lynn Norfolk
PE30 2JG
0800 092 8571
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