To provide a depth of understanding of the needs of bereaved children and young people and the skills and resources required to provide appropriate care
• to gain understanding of a child's perception of death
• to gain an understanding of the theory of loss and mourning in relation to children
and young people
• to identify an awareness of our own needs as professional carers and
explore ways to support ourselves and our colleagues
• to recognise the diverse needs of bereaved children and young people,
and the importance of advocacy
• to gain information about Child Bereavement UK, other similar
support organisations and resources available
Who Should Attend?
For all professionals who come into contact with bereaved children and young people in the course of their work, whether in the statutory or voluntary sector
(originally devised with support from The Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fund)
"My greatest learning was not to presume you know where a child is in grief, but how to find out"
(Fees for participants include course materials, CPD certificate of attendance, refreshments and light lunch) - £120
When & Where
Child Bereavement UK
Child Bereavement UK is the UK’s leading charity that supports families and educates professionals both when a child dies and when a child is bereaved. Currently the charity trains around 5,000 professionals each year across health care, social care, education, the emergency services and the voluntary sector. It also provides a national support and information service, award-winning resources, an interactive website with an online forum for bereaved families, and Buckinghamshire-based family bereavement support.