About the Childhood Bereavement Network

Plan If is a campaign from the Childhood Bereavement Network (CBN), the hub for those working with bereaved children, young people and their families across the UK. Our members share a vision that all children and young people in the UK, together with their caregivers, can easily access a choice of high quality local and national information, guidance and support to enable them to manage the impact of death on their lives. We underpin their work with support and representation.

Our website contains a directory of national and local services that offer support to bereaved children, young people and their families.

CBN is hosted by the National Children’s Bureau (NCB). For NCB's Privacy Statement, please click here.

CBN partners with other organisations supporting bereaved families through the National Bereavement Alliance, the Bereaved Parents Support Organisations Network, the Bereavement Network in Europe, the Suicide Bereavement Support Partnership, the National Suicide Prevention Alliance, the Kinship Care Alliance, the Defence Bereaved Families Group and others.

We have researched and updated all of the information on this website but it is your responsibility to check that any suggestions are appropriate for you and your family situation. We are not responsible for the content of any of the websites of external organisations we link to from this site.

Tel: 020 7843 6309

Email: [email protected] 


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Our Funder - Ellipse

The development of the Plan If campaign has been generously supported by Ellipse. Ellipse is the digital group risk insurer, offering group life, group critical illness and group income protection. Headquartered in London and led by CEO, John Ritchie, Ellipse is the trading style of the UK branch of ERGO Lebensversicherung AG, part of the Munich Re Group.  It trades separately from Munich Re’s UK reinsurance businesses. 

Tel: 020 3003 6200  

Email: [email protected]