Childhood Bereavement – Supporting CYP in Schools

On Wednesday 18th November 2020 we hosted the first of our ‘Inviting the Experts…’ series of webinars. This is a series of CPD sessions which we have set up recognising the incredible work that is going on in schools right now in particularly challenging circumstances and the need for school staff to have access to informative, practical advice from experts.

The session was delivered by the charity Winston’s Wish, the UK’s first childhood bereavement charity, which has been supporting bereaved children and young people since 1992. Winston’s Wish leads the way in providing specialist child bereavement support services across the UK, including providing expert support for teachers and school professionals who are supporting a bereaved pupil. Associate Director Suzannah Phillips provided us with a huge amount of really excellent information and guidance about supporting a child or young person who is dealing with the death of a loved one or a member of their community. Here are some key items from the session:

UK Statistics

Impact of bereavement on children

What do bereaved children need?

How you can help

Practical arrangements

When to seek further support

More Information

We are very grateful to our supporters Towergate and The Education Broker, whose support enables us to provide these sessions for free, and who are committed to improving the health and wellbeing of young people and staff in the education sector. Please visit their websites to learn more about what they do or call on 01438 739626 to discuss your insurance, risk management and health and wellbeing requirements.

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We hope that you can join us at the next webinar in this series.