About us About Child Bereavement UK What we do What we do What we do Child Bereavement UK helps children, parents and families to rebuild their lives when a child grieves and when a child dies. We support children and young people up to the age of 25 who are facing bereavement, and anyone impacted by the death of a child of any age. Child Bereavement UK provides training to professionals in health and social care, education, the voluntary and corporate sectors, equipping them to provide the best possible care to bereaved families. Vision & Mission Our vision is for all families to have the support they need to rebuild their lives, when a child grieves or when a child dies. Our mission is to ensure the accessibility of high-quality child bereavement support and information to all families and professionals by increasing our reach and plugging the gaps that exist in bereavement support and training across the country. Bereavement support We offer free, confidential bereavement support by telephone, video or instant messenger, as well as face to face from a number of locations across the UK. Support sessions - support for individuals, couples, children, young people and families Groups for families - facilitated groups for bereaved families where children aged 4-12 and their adult carers can meet others and explore their feelings through creative activities Groups for young people - facilitated groups for those between the ages of 11 and 25 to meet for social activities and to work on creative projects Groups for parents - facilitated groups for bereaved parents to meet in a supportive environment Our bereavement support practitioners are fully trained and adhere to national safeguarding legislation, and all our services provide a safe environment for families and young people to receive support. We welcome referrals from families and individuals of any race, colour, nationality, ethnicity, religion/faith, sex/gender/gender reassignment, marital/civil partnership status, or disability. Find out more about Child Bereavement UK's services across the UK. Helpline We provide confidential support, information and guidance to individuals, families and professionals throughout the UK. Our support team is available to respond to calls, Live Chat or email from 9 am - 5 pm Monday to Friday. We provide: A confidential listening service Support, guidance and information Details about the support Child Bereavement UK can offer Signposting to other organisations that can also offer support Live Chat via www.childbereavementuk.org Email [email protected] Helpline 0800 02 888 40 Find out more about our Helpline. Support and training for professionals We provide a wide range of training, consultancy, supervision and reflective practice to help professionals better understand and meet the needs of bereaved children and families. We offer CPD-certified training delivered by skilled facilitators who are specialists in their field. Our training is based on learning from families and is underpinned by relevant theory and practice. We provide: A programme of training courses/webinars Bespoke training to meet your organisation’s needs Consultancy and evaluation for statutory, voluntary and corporate sectors Supervision and reflective practice for practitioners working with bereaved children and families Support and training for schools/further education We offer a number of resources for schools including: A range of free, online resources for early years, primary, secondary and further/higher education, including Managing Bereavement: A guide for schools Webinars for education professionals Free-to-access online training modules: Supporting a bereaved pupil and Managing a sudden death in collaboration with London Grid for Learning Elephant’s Tea Party: a bereavement awareness programme for primary and KS3 to help children develop emotional literacy and coping skills Find out more about our Training. Email: [email protected] Please see our current programme of webinars. Website Our website hosts a breadth of information, information and short guidance films on a range of bereavement topics. It also includes: A searchable database of support organisations Information and resources for schools/further education Guidance for young people Details about our training and support for professionals, including webinars, conferences, bereavement in the workplace training, consultancy, supervision and reflective practice Shop – offering a range of publications, books, leaflets and resources for families and professionals Ways to get involved with the charity such as volunteering, participating in research or fundraising events childbereavementuk.org Publications and resources We provide books, films and workbooks for bereaved families, which have been developed with their input, and for professionals. Many of our resources have received British Medical Association recognition for educational merit.