13/09/20 - 08:20:09 | Published in Training

Supporting bereaved children in school communities

Supporting bereaved children in school communities – free training for LA schools and CI subscribers


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.
It is free to all LA Schools and those schools/academies, which are subscribing to the CI Service. For other settings the charge is £40.


Children who are bereaved, often turn to adults they have a trusting relationship with, and within schools this can include their Class Teachers, Teaching Assistants, Instructors, Midday Supervisors, Administrative and other staff. Parents often talk to the School Secretary or the Parent Supporter in the school.

This course will give an overview of children’s needs after a bereavement, but 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

Booking Information

This is course is free for LA schools and all other settings that subscribe to Critical Incident Support. For all other settings, the charge is £40.


Any member of school staff