About children and families in grief

Children and Families in Grief (CFG) provides practical, emotional and creative support for children and their families in South Devon following bereavement.

Children and Families in Grief has a dedicated team who are committed to supporting families at this difficult time. No matter what the cause of bereavement, CFG work with children and the wider family to help encourage open communication and build networks to help them come to terms with their loss and work towards a positive future.

We are very thankful to the CAF Resilience Fund for supporting the work of our charity. With this money we are able to work with many more families who have been bereaved in our area.


Francesca Raymont
Lead Therapist, Children and Families in Grief


How the £13,240 grant from the CAF Resilience Fund helped support grieving families

New Virtual Sessions

Funded operational costs to deliver up to 7 online sessions a week for over 2000 young carers.

Therapeutic Weekend Workshops

Organising weekend workshops. More families will attend once they are reinstated due to pent-up demand.

Increased Communication within Family Unit

Helping families to open up and express their feelings and emotions - building stronger family pathways through grief.

Children and Families in Grief: Their story

The CAF Resilience funding has enabled Children and Families in Grief to offer virtual support for 40 families. Families usually have a series of five sessions with Sessional Therapists and their Lead Therapist who continue to adapt their core support to make it as effective as possible while they are being supported online owing to Covid restrictions.

The families choose when to leave CFG when they feel ready to do so, as there are many times when children may need further support.  For example, if they are changing school or if some of the children in a family were very young when they lost a parent or sibling.

As restrictions lift, therapeutic weekend workshops can begin again when bereaved families attend a day of therapy with an opportunity to meet and connect with others who are also coping with the loss of a loved one.

The Impact 

In bringing families together through shared experiences of grief, this grant has helped to reduce the sense of isolation that so many families experience when dealing with bereavement.


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This funding has been jointly provided by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) Community Match Challenge funding scheme as part of the Government's £750 million coronavirus support package for charities along with matched funding by the Covid-19 Support Fund created by the insurance and long-term savings industry.

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