13-14 February & 12-13 March 2020, Leeds  

This course is delivered over 4 days: 9.30 - 17.00 (non-residential)

It is an essential requirement that all 4 days are attended. 


This course aims to integrate theory and practice to facilitate an understanding of the needs of bereaved children and young people and support the development of skills and knowledge for safe and effective work within a bereavement support service. 

Learning outcomes

  • increase self-awareness in relation to the impact of working in a bereavement service
  • understand theories of loss and mourning in relation to children and young people, and the importance of theoretical underpinning of support interventions
  • gain knowledge of safe and ethical working practices and recognise the implications of the setting in which the work takes place 
  • gain awareness of a range of methods to assess the needs of children and young people and identify ways to engage and build relationships 
  • develop skills in formulating and planning support work with bereaved children and young people, based on their assessed needs
  • develop skills in working creatively with children and young people 
  • gain an understanding of pertinent issues relating to sudden and anticipated deaths, trauma and frightening events for children and young people
  • understand the significance of context and culture in bereavement 
  • appreciate the relevance of risk and resilience in families, and consider risk in relation to self-harm and suicidal ideation
  • understand the importance of endings in relation to work with children and young people
  • gain awareness of the need for the evaluation of outcomes in bereavement work 

Who should attend

Support workers, practitioners or volunteers working in a service supporting bereaved children and young people.


£450.   Fees for participants include course materials, a CPD certificate of attendance, refreshments and light lunch.

    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.

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    If you are interested in attending this type of training but can’t attend these sessions, we can we keep in touch with you, just by email, to give you updates about our upcoming training, special events and conferences. If you wish to receive these please sign-up online.