To date, the Stoke-on-Trent Advisory Group continues to meet as the Stoke and Staffordshire Bereavement Alliance, chaired by Dot Gillespie who is CEO of Donna Louise Children’s Hospice in Stoke. In addition to the training and networking the group achieved during the original project period, they have since held two successful conferences to raise awareness and offer training to local practitioners including teachers, nurses and social workers.
We have collaborated with local charities including:
The Dove Service, A Child of Mine, Donna Louise Trust, and St Giles Hospice.
Close relationships were also forged with the Staffordshire CDOP (Child Death Overview Panel) which led to wide training across health and police services.