Employees who have lost loved ones can receive support and advice from a new national telephone helpline.
HR managers will be able to refer bereaved employees and their families to the helpline, which is staffed by members of Winston's Wish, the bereavement charity.
UK insurer Swiss Life has ploughed £500 000 into the helpline, which is available at a local line rate.
"This helpline is available to any human resources manager who would find independent input helpful in dealing with cases involving child bereavement," said Steve Burnett, Swiss Life's managing director.
The Winston’s Wish Family Line is on (0845) 2030405.