Supporting a bereaved pupil in a primary school

Bereaved children in primary school need the stability of a familiar routine with caring adults. Read more

Support for the family

Information for a bereaved family with a child in primary school. Read more

Support for yourself

Being alongside anyone experiencing a loss can be emotionally draining, but supporting a bereaved child, particularly so. The need for support yourself is not a sign of an inability to cope or of professional incompetence, but a recognition that everyone needs help to carry out this demanding role. Read more

Primary school bereavement policy

An bereavement policy will help a primary school to consider a response in the event of the death of a child, member of staff, parent or member of the community. Read more

Schools' Information Pack

A free to download resource. A series of A4 fact sheets, offering guidance, support and information when a death occurs in the school community or when a school is facing an expected death. Read more

Books and resources

Books can be used to introduce death and grief to children; they can also be used to help bereaved children to feel less alone and make sense of confusing and sad emotions. Read more