Website - YoungSibs (website for children and young people who have a brother or sister who is disabled, or has special educational needs)
Information for parents
YoungSibs is a website and online support service for children and young people who have a brother or sister who is disabled, has special educational needs or a serious long-term condition. It is for siblings in the UK aged 6 to 17.
The YoungSibs service is run by Sibs, the UK charity for siblings of disabled children and adults.
The YoungSibs website pages
Siblings can access information about family life, different conditions, feelings and difficult situations on the information pages. The pages are written in a way to help children understand complex information more easily.
YoungSibs moderated chat forum
Siblings can connect with other siblings around the UK by joining the YoungSibs Chat forum Siblings write their message and it is moderated by the team. This is not an instant chat service, all posts are seen by the team before they are posted. This is to ensure siblings are safe online and that it is a supportive space.
Getting help from the YoungSibs team
Siblings can contact the YoungSibs team via the sibling letters page and receive an email reply with acknowledgement of their situation and tips for dealing with it. The team can also help siblings get support from their school or appropriate professionals. Messages and replies are private unless siblings want to have it published for others to read on the website.
Who to contact
- Age Bands
11-14 years old
18-25 years old
Parents and carers
15-17 years old
0-4 years old
5-10 years old