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Better access to support

Our Grief Matters for Children campaign wants support to be available to all bereaved children and young people, wherever they live and however they have been bereaved.

In each local area, the local authority and clinical commissioning group should work together to make sure:

  • they know how many children and young people have been bereaved of a parent or carer, brother or sister that year, and what services they needall children, young people and their families can access high quality services before and after the death of someone close 
  • all children, young people and their families can access high quality services before and after the death of someone close
  • adults who work with children and young people get training and support to understand how they might help someone who has been bereaved and where to find extra support.

To play their part, each school should have:

  • sensitive and flexible people and systems that provide support and information for pupils and staff when someone has died
  • opportunities to learn about death and bereavement as part of life.