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Supporting bereaved children in school communities

Supporting bereaved children in school communities

12/06/2020 9.15 – 15.15 PDC Norwich

Outline: The Childhood Bereavement Network estimates that we have 2940 children in Norfolk who have experienced the death of a parent or sibling, this amounts to 1.7% of all children in the county. This training event is designed for all staff who work with children in schools.

Children who are bereaved often turn to adults they have a trusting relationship with, and within schools this can be any member of staff.
This course will give an overview of children’s needs after a bereavement, and will also explore the specific role that school staff can play. We will look at some typical issues that schools are faced with, and consider what role school can take pro-actively in preparing for and helping children following a bereavement.

Aims of the Training Event
• To develop a good understanding of the effects of bereavement on children, including their learning and their behaviour
• To gain knowledge about how to support bereaved children effectively, and how to respond to bereaved parents
• To gain confidence in supporting children and their families

Any member of school staff

Trainer: Bianca Finger-Berry, Critical Incident Lead Officer, EPSS

Booking Information:
This is free to LA schools or schools who have signed up to Critical Incident support.