Support

When Nikki Scott founded Scotty’s Little Soldiers her aim was to provide opportunities for bereaved Forces children to smile again. She soon realised that these fun activities did so much more than just raising a smile, they actually helped with the grieving process.

Group events provided not just an opportunity to enjoy the day but also to develop new friendships with other children sharing a special bond. She realised that helping the children smile was just part of the mission and that these special individuals needed more support than first realised.

The SUPPORT programme looks after emotional health and wellbeing and includes information and guidance on childhood bereavement for parents and carers, and 1:1 professional bereavement support for children and young people.

All beneficiaries have access to the exclusive Member Zone web portal which provides information on all the help and assistance available to families. Everything from booking holiday breaks to applying for small grants can be carried out through the site.

The support team can help organise counselling, provide immediate assistance in times of distress, and help to provide information on all kinds of support which might be available to families, including financial advice and support from other charities and organisations.

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.

  • If you are seeking support for a bereaved military child or young person, click here.
  • If you are the parent or carer of a bereaved military child or young person, click here.
  • If you work with bereaved children & young people, click here.
  • If you are a bereaved young person seeking support, click here.
Smiles
Smiles

The SMILES programme is all about fun and engagement for bereaved British Forces children and young people. It includes activities, gifts and group events, which have the purpose of making bereaved Forces children and young people smile again and reminds them they aren’t alone and are part of a supportive community.

Support
Support

The SUPPORT programme looks after the emotional health and wellbeing of the bereaved military children and young people we support. It includes information and guidance on childhood bereavement for parents and carers, and 1:1 professional bereavement support for children and young people.

Strides
Strides

 The STRIDES programme focuses on the education and development needs of bereaved Forces children and young people. This includes promoting a positive attitude to learning and providing opportunities to develop life skills.  It also includes a range of small educational grants.

Springboard
Springboard

The SPRINGBOARD programme provides support to young adults ages 18-25 who have experienced the death of a parent who served in the Armed Forces. It assists with opportunities to develop their education and learning, build a career and enhance life skills.

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