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

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