About us

SeeSaw in Oxfordshire

SeeSaw was established in 2000 to meet the needs of bereaved children and young people in Oxfordshire. Since then we have supported over 4300 children, young people and their families.

We offer a service that is very responsive to need and we work hard to tailor our support to meet the needs of individual families. SeeSaw is a member of the National Childhood Bereavement Network and we ensure the support we offer is of the highest possible standard. 

Many children and young people are offered face-to-face support from one of our support workers. SeeSaw pioneered the recruitment and training of volunteer support workers who visit children in their own homes. An important aspect of this work is that children are seen out of school time.

SeeSaw has developed strong links with professionals throughout the county who come into contact with bereaved children and young people. Professionals in health, social care, child and adolescent mental health services, and the police have all benefited from training, consultation and individual support.

In 2014, SeeSaw published 'What happens when someone dies?' – a book about funerals for adults and children to share together. This resource is being used widely in health and education, and by funeral directors in Oxfordshire and nationally, to support families in their decisions about children attending funerals and other issues around a death.