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

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

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

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