How Professionals Can Support Bereaved Military Children

If you are a medical professional such as a GP, work as a teacher or in education, are a youth worker or work with young people, you could make a difference in the life of a bereaved military child. Help a young person access specialised bereavement support from Scotty's Little Soldiers following the death of their parent who served in the British Armed Forces.

Professional supporting a bereaved military child. Scotty's Little Soldiers young person support worker with a young person

If you are working with a child who has experienced the death of a parent who served in the British Forces, they could be eligible for specialised bereavement support from Scotty's Little Soldiers. In this video, charity founder, Nikki, explains who Scotty’s can help and how to refer a child or young person.

Bereaved Military Child & Professional from Scotty's Little Soldiers, the charity for bereaved British Forces children and young people, using a bereavement resource

Do You Work With Bereaved Military Children?

“Scotty’s is my military connection. It reminds me of my dad. Everyone at Scotty’s has gone through the same thing and understands what you’re going through. When you’re with other people from Scotty’s you don’t need to pretend or worry if you do want to talk about your mum or dad, or even if you don’t want to talk about them. Everyone just gets it.”
– Scotty Member, aged 15. 

Who can Scotty’s Little Soldiers help? 

Any bereaved child or young person (aged 0-25) who has experienced the death of a parent who served in the British Armed Forces can potentially join Scotty’s Little Soldiers. Scotty's support any military service, including Army, RAF, Navy, Regular or Reserve and the cause of death is irrelevant.  

We do have a Membership Criteria, but we try and support as many bereaved British Forces children and young people as possible. 

Bereaved British Forces young people at Scotty's Little Soldiers London Event in blue t-shirts with arms around each other

Scotty's Little Soldiers Provide A Military Community

Scotty’s is more than just a children’s charity; it is a membership-based community to help bereaved military children and young people following the death of their parent. Our support is focused on being part of an Armed Forces community.  If the child or young person had no real connection to the British Forces, perhaps their parent left a long time ago and rarely referenced their time in the service, that young person may benefit more from a civilian-focused organisation. We would potentially be trying to reconnect to a community they never had in the first place.

Charity founder Nikki Scott with Scotty Members before Remembrance parade holding up poppy wreath and Scotty's flag, wearing yellow and black scarves

How you can help a Bereaved British Forces Child:

Whatever your professional role is, be it in a school or children’s health and wellbeing service, please get in touch if you feel we may be able to offer that child specialist bereavement support. 

If you have the permission of the child’s parent or carer to make contact with us and provide their personal details, then please complete our referral form by clicking here. Alternatively, please pass on our contact details to the family and encourage them to reach out to us as we would be happy to help them if we can.

Scotty's Little Soldiers child and young person support worker with a bereaved military child walking in park

Contact Scotty's Little Soldiers:

If you have any questions or would like to speak with someone from the Families team, please contact us: 

Email: [email protected] 

Free Phone: 0800 092 8571 (option 1) 

Text/What’s App: 07741 162 132 

Get in touch 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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