Who can I ask to witness my Will?

If you visit a solicitor to have your Will drawn up, they will usually provide witnesses. However, if you decide to execute a home-made Will, you should arrange for two adult witnesses, and they should print their full names addresses and occupations below their signatures. A beneficiary cannot witness a Will nor should either witness be closely related to a beneficiary, otherwise this will invalidate the gift.

Is it necessary for both spouses to make their own Wills?

Yes, it is necessary for both spouses or partners to make Wills.

It is common for couples to write similar or identical Wills ("mirror Wills"), which ensures that the surviving partner will be looked after.

Volunteer with children and young people

Over 800 people give up their time to support The Children's Society to help children and young people achieve a Good Childhood. You could join them.

After the event

After the event discuss what the children have shared, then act upon thier words.

News and events

The next report in our well-being programme will be on family and economic well-being and is due in the New Year.

Our policy

Our goal

All laws and practices that protect, safeguard, and promote the welfare of children should be applied to refugee children and young people.

Our Advocacy Projects

The Children's Society has many projects working with disabled children and young people, some of which provide advocacy services for children and young people. Most of these projects have specialist advocates working with disabled children and young people looked after by local authorities.