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Bereavement, Loss and Change (Critical Incident)

This document contains information for adults supporting children and young people who have experienced bereavement and loss. It outlines how children and young people at different stages of their development may respond to loss and offers practical advice on how to support them. The contact details of local and national agencies that can offer more specialised support for children and young people who have experienced bereavement and loss are listed. The document also includes evidenced based information and advice to support schools and settings in managing their response to a critical incident/bereavement.

  • Coronavirus, Bereavement, Loss and Change: Support for Schools, Settings, Parents and Carers: Knowsley Educational Psychology Service

Resource for Schools and Parents April 2020 Knowsley EPS
You can also read a shortened version of this document on the Knowsley News website

  • Tina Rae (Consultant Education and Child Psychologist) and Nurture UK
    The Bereavement Guide

  • A Handbook for Schools and Education Settings following Critical Incidents: Recovery, Re-introduction and Renewal.

    This user-friendly handbook can be downloaded as a pdf. It was funded by the Department for Education and is the result of a collaboration between Nottingham City Educational Psychology Service, the National Association for Special Educational Needs, Whole School SEND and the Association of Educational Psychologists. It presents five guiding principles of recovery and a graduated response framework for schools to use in planning the return to school at individual, group and whole-school level. It also includes links and references to a wealth of useful resources to share with children and young people, school practitioners, parents/carers. Follow the link below for the handbook.
    The Handbook can be found here on the AEP website