Supporting bereaved children and young people with additional needs

December 4, 2018 10:00 am
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Develop confidence and understanding with new skills and resources to appropriately support bereaved children and young people with learning disabilities.

Learning outcomes

  • gain an understanding of the perception of death for a child or a young person with learning difficulties and Autistic Spectrum Disorders
  • gain an understanding of theories of loss and mourning in relation to children or young people with learning difficulties and Autistic Spectrum Disorders
  • develop greater confidence in providing support and communication about death with children or young people with learning difficulties and Autistic Spectrum Disorders
  • identify the importance of, and gain skills in, helping children with learning difficulties and Autistic Spectrum Disorders find ways to express themselves and their feelings
  • identify an awareness of our own needs as professional carers and explore ways to support ourselves, and our colleagues
  • gain information about Child Bereavement UK, other similar support organisations and resources available.

Who should attend?

For all professionals who come into contact with bereaved children and young people in the course of their work, whether in the statutory or voluntary sector.

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Irwin Mitchell Offices
150 St Vincent Street
G2 5NE


£50. Fees for participants include course materials, a CPD certificate of attendance, refreshments and light lunch. We would like to thank the Scottish Government for supporting this training day and Irwin Mitchell for providing the venue for this workshop.


Book your place

Please book your place online, or if you wish to pay on invoice, please complete and return our course booking form.

We encourage prospective participants to consider their own experience of loss and how it might affect them during training. Generally speaking, our training is not usually suited to anyone who has suffered a recent, significant personal loss or bereavement.

For further information please email the Training Department or call us on 01494 568909.

“It has been really useful to have a special needs ASD context for bereavement support. It will help me in the future to have awareness of their needs.” Bereavement Support Practitioner

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