Donate

If you are a childcare professional, it is very likely that some of the children in your care will have experienced the death of someone important and close to them. It can feel difficult to know what to say or do when a young child experiences a loss like this. Childcare settings can do a huge amount to help children make sense of the situation, their feelings, and reactions.

This booklet explains in simple terms:

  • How young children might be affected by bereavement
  • How you can support a young child who has recently experienced bereavement
  • How you can support parents, carers and families of bereaved children
  • Looking after and getting support for yourself

Supporting young children and families through bereavement booklet

Download Supporting young children and families through bereavement

How will you use this resource?

Do you have any suggestions for future resources?

Close

Training for Senior Mental Health Leads starts this month.

Sign up with the Anna Freud Centre, the UK’s leading mentally healthy schools charity.

DfE grant funding is available to cover the cost of our Senior Mental Health Lead training.

Find out more

Our use of cookies

We use necessary cookies to make our site work. We’d also like to set optional analytics to help us improve it. We won’t set optional cookies unless you enable them. Using this tool will set a cookie on your device to remember your preferences.

For more detailed information about the cookies we use, see our Cookies page


Necessary cookies

Necessary cookies enable core functionality such as security, network management, and accessibility. You may disable these by changing your browser settings, but this may affect how the website functions.


Analytics cookies

We’d like to set non-essential cookies, such as Google Analytics, to help us to improve our website by collecting and reporting information on how you use it. The cookies collect information in a way that does not directly identify anyone. For more information on how these cookies work, please see our Cookies page. If you are 16 or under, please ask a parent or carer for consent before accepting.