Child Bereavement UK currently has three main elements of work in Scotland.

Family Bereavement Support Service, Glasgow

Providing support for bereaved children, young people, parents and families throughout Scotland.

[email protected] | 0800 02 888 40

Glasgow’s Royal Hospital for Children

We provide support to parents and families across NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (CG&C) where a child is not expected to live or has died, and to families across Scotland whose care has involved the Royal Hospital for Children Glasgow.

We also support GG&C staff affected by the death of a child through drop-in and one-to-one sessions and offer staff training and debriefs.

01413704747[email protected]

Scotland Development Project

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

The Project aims to improve signposting and encourage collaboration between organisations on Scotland-wide initiatives. It offers training and has been instrumental in the creation of Scotland-wide networks.

Local Network Groups

Each network feeds into the Scottish Bereavement Network, which shares information, learning and initiatives across Scotland and holds a National Network Event.

There are currently Local Network Groups in 12 areas of Scotland:

  • Ayrshire
  • Dumfries and Galloway
  • East Lothian
  • Fife
  • Forth Valley
  • Glasgow
  • Grampian
  • Grief Matters Highland
  • Inverclyde
  • Lanarkshire
  • Lothian
  • Tayside

The local network groups seek to:

  • Encourage joined up working and collaboration
  • Provide mutual support and learning
  • Improve knowledge of local and national organisations and signposting
  • Break down silo working
  • Facilitate knowledge exchange
  • Encourage partnership working
  • Create better pathways of support
  • Identify needs and fill gaps

If you are interested in joining one of the existing networks, or are interested in setting one up in your area contact Jen Somerville at [email protected]

Training

In addition to Child Bereavement UK’s UK-wide training offer, the project offers free Bereavement Awareness training online and in person for individuals and organisations including schools, third sector organisations, social work teams, NHS teams, and businesses.

Bereavement Awareness Training typically includes:

  • An overview of grief/bereavement
  • Things that affect how we grieve
  • How theory helps us to understand bereavement
  • Understanding bereavement in relation to child development
  • Practical hints and tips to help support those who are grieving
  • Resources and other areas of support

 To find out more about training or to book training for your team contact Jen Somerville at [email protected]

Other initiatives

The Scotland Development Project is involved in a number of other initiatives across Scotland including:

  • Developing resources
  • Child Death Review advisory group
  • Bereavement Charter Group
  • Inputting to academic resources
  • Speaking at conferences

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

Richard Stafford
Director of Services: Scotland
[email protected]