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Support for Professionals

“I felt very out of my depth when a child in my class was bereaved. I didn’t know what to say or do. Thank you FiG for helping me!”.

On average, one child in every classroom is bereaved of a parent (one in every 29 children). This doesn’t include children who might experience the death of a wider family member or close family friend and others who may experience the death of another child or teacher at their school.

We can help you to navigate through the challenges you may face, and give you the confidence to know what to do when there’s been a bereavement in your school community or what to do if you are a professional supporting a bereaved child.

It is important to be prepared, and to have a clear strategy in place. Be reassured that a supportive, well-informed school or professional can make a truly positive difference to a family or school community going through the most difficult of times.

How we can help

If you are worried about a child in your classroom, or perhaps you need some advice or help with practical activities,  we can help you. Please get in touch.

If you are a teacher looking for support for a bereaved child in your classroom right now please download our free Guide for Schools.

Bereavement Training

We deliver bereavement training to teaching staff through our ‘Bereavement Champion’ programme. For further details about how your school can be involved please visit our Training page (ADD IN LINK).