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Scotland schools' conference: A sudden and traumatic death in your school community

Child Bereavement UK

Tuesday, 6 March 2018 from 09:30 to 16:30 (GMT)

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A sudden or traumatic death within the school community can leave staff and pupils shocked and overwhelmed. This conference is designed to help equip education professionals with key support skills and improve confidence when responding to bereavement.


  • Young people’s mental health and academic resilience
    Judy Furnivall, Consultant CELCIS, University of Strathclyde
  • Supporting pupils following a sudden and traumatic death
    Shirley Potts, North Development Lead, Child Bereavement UK
  • A traumatic death: the response of the school community – a teacher’s perspective
    Helen Quinn, Teacher, St Francis Xavier’s Primary School
  • A bereavement programme for schools
    Dr Sally Paul, Lecturer of Social Work, University of Strathclyde
  • Reacting to a sudden and traumatic death – a parent’s perspective
    Morag Williamson
  • Sudden and traumatic death – a young person’s perspective

Workshop choices include:

  • Workshop 1 – Creative activities for bereaved children and young people
    An opportunity to consider the use of creative activities to engage young people following a bereavement.
  • Workshop 2 – Responding to a death within the school community – how a bereavement policy can help
    An opportunity to develop and enhance a bereavement policy within your school.
  • Workshop 3 – Children’s fears in a daunting world
    This workshop will consider the Child Bereavement UK response in empowering practitioners to understand and support the young people in their care.
  • Workshop 4 – Supporting children with autistic spectrum disorders through bereavement
    Understanding death and bereavement on the autistic spectrum.
  • Workshop 5 – Considering the impact on staff after a death in the school community
    A reflective session to consider ways to support yourself and your peers following a bereavement in your school community.
  • Workshop 6 – Suicide within the school community
    Practical support and guidance to help schools prepare for and recover from a suspected or attempted suicide.

*programme correct at the time of publication and is subject to change please check our website for up-to-date information.

Who should attend?

This conference is designed specifically for professionals working directly in schools and within the education sector as a whole, and is an opportunity to learn directly from bereaved young people and from professionals.

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Keep in touch If you are interested in attending training but can’t attend this session, the training team at Child Bereavement UK can keep in touch with you, just by email, to give you updates about our upcoming training, special events and conferences. If you wish to receive these emails, please sign-up online.

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Apex City Quay Hotel
1 West Victoria Dock Road
DD1 3JP Dundee
United Kingdom

Tuesday, 6 March 2018 from 09:30 to 16:30 (GMT)

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Child Bereavement UK

Child Bereavement UK is recognised as the UK's leading provider of training for professionals working with bereaved families across the UK.

We support families and educate professionals when a baby or child of any age dies or is dying, or when a child is facing bereavement.

Currently the charity trains around 8,000 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 and family bereavement support in locations around the UK.

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