Childhood stroke can affect babies (including in the womb), children and young people. Several hundred children are diagnosed with strokes every year in the UK. Here you will find support, information and helpful resources to help you understand childhood stroke.

If you've been affected by childhood stroke, you might find it helpful to speak to one of our trained parent volunteers, sign up to our parent to parent volunteer calls who have a wide range of experiences to share.

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Getting support

Find help such as therapy, learning support and care.

Effects of childhood stroke

Here is some practical information about stroke in children and babies.

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Recovery is different for every child. Here is information on what to expect.

Parental tips

Some useful tips to help you and your family cope with the effects of stroke.

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Returning to school

How to make your child's return to school as smooth as possible.

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Childhood stroke resources

Useful resources for children, young people, professionals and parents.

Useful links