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When FirstLight is notified of the death of a child on our hot-line 087 – 6021598 and if the parents consent, our support services coordinator contacts the parents.
If this contact is at the time of the death of the child our coordinator will talk the parents through the following days step by step.
The purpose of this is to encourage them make decisions about their child.
They couldn’t control the death of their child but they can control what happens in the following days .
This service is available 7 days a week.
FirstLight offers support and information, and promotes research into the sudden, unexpected, often unexplained deaths of infants and children. With your continued support we can continue to provide our services for free across Ireland.