If the death has occurred in hospital, a hospice or a care home there will probably be a private space with a telephone that staff can make available to you to use for the most urgent calls. There may be a staff member who can sit with you and help, especially if you are on your own at the time. It is best to make only the most urgent calls and keep the rest for when you get home. Then you can plan who to call and in what order.
There will be some people you feel able to tell over the telephone but there may be others who you feel should be given the news face to face. You may need to delegate this responsibility to the people closest to them, especially if they live at some distance from you. You should to arrange this within the first day or two so these people do not learn of the death by accident.
If you have a large family there will probably be people who can take responsibility for spreading the news within their branches of the extended family.
These people may also be able to inform their side of the family about the funeral, so it is worth asking them if you can contact them later with information about the funeral.
There are organisations who can help bereaved children. Click here for more information.