About the project

Child Bereavement UK’s Scotland Development Project has been working since 2013 to integrate and improve bereavement support for children and young people in:

The Children, Young People and Families Early Intervention Fund, and the Adult Learning and Empowering Communities Fund, will enable Child Bereavement UK to maintain this work in these areas and also extend our support to:

  • North and South Ayrshire
  • North and South Lanarkshire
  • Fife
  • The Highlands
  • Orkney and Shetland

We have recently received further funding to put a focus on new initiatives in Dumfries & Galloway and The Borders.

Project Aims

The Scotland Development Project will work in partnership with local education, health and social care services, bereavement services and other voluntary organisations within each locality, improve signposting, offer consultancy, set up advisory groups / networks in each area, with representation from all agencies. Our aim is to ensure coordination of support, to develop clear pathways for children and families, and to further the reach of bereavement initiatives. There is a huge focus on education and awareness raising as well as capacity building.

In project areas we offer

  • Bereavement Awareness training for individuals and organisations
  • Half day seminars for the children’s workforce
  • A national conference for the education sector and young person’s workforce
  • Information on publications and resources to support families and schools

Find out more

To find out more about how the Scotland Development Project could help you, please get in touch:

Richard Stafford
Director of Development, Scotland
[email protected]


A new education resource has been put together by Strathcarron Hospice, the Universities of Strathclyde and Edinburgh and St Francis Xavier’s RC Primary School, Falkirk.

The Resilience Project: Educating and Supporting Children around Death, Dying and Bereavement consists of five lessons covering the subjects of death, loss and grief. The lessons are aimed at pupils in Primary Six or Seven (aged nine to 12 years) and address experiences and outcomes across Scotland’s Curriculum for Excellence. It was designed in response to children’s questions about death and bereavement and aims to ensure that all children have access to education about death and grief as a normal part of the lifecycle.

Download a copy here