Child Bereavement Training

Duration 2 hours

Last audited 10th February 2023

CPD Approved
Child Bereavement
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  • 100% online training

  • Start when you like

  • Learn on any device (desktop, mobile or tablet)

  • Instant assessment and result

  • 1 learner per course

  • Train teams of all sizes

  • Bulk discounts starting at 10% off 10 courses

  • Learn on any device (desktop, mobile or tablet)

£25 +VAT

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Includes a 10% discount for 10+ courses

Child bereavement is unfortunately a common occurrence in all schools. Knowing how to support pupils through this distressing time is essential, and all school staff should be able to recognise when a bereaved child is in need of additional support.

This course provides you with a detailed understanding of child bereavement. You will learn how bereavement affects children of different ages, some common bereavement models that can explain the grieving process, how to support bereaved children, and how to support yourself through the process. 

100% online training

Access anywhere

Same day digital certificate

Printed certificate posted next working day

Full audio voiceover

Unlimited assessment attempts

Developed by professionals specialising in child bereavement and psychology

Accredited by CPD

Earn 2 CPD points on completion

What you'll learn

By the end of this course, you will:

  • Understand what bereavement is, and understand how children grieve.
  • Understand what the grief cycle is.
  • Know how you can support bereaved pupils.
  • Know strategies to help children cope with death within the school community.
  • Know how you can reassure and provide guidance to their peers, teachers and families.
  • Know how to support bereaved children in specific incidences of bereavement.
  • Know how to support yourself and other staff when dealing with a bereaved child.

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Module 1: Introduction to Bereavement

Responses to bereavement, impact of bereavement on children, signs of bereavement, models of bereavement, factors affecting bereavement, complicated grief, the role of school, and critical incidents.

Module 2: Supporting Students

Breaking bad news, returning to school, special assemblies, supporting parents and carers, supporting bereaved pupils, supporting pupils with SEND, setting up bereavement support groups, and practical ideas to help bereaved pupils.

Module 3: Supporting Students: Continued

Pre-bereavement, life-threatening illness of a student, bereavement by suicide, children with family in the Armed Forces, bereavement by violent death, frightening events, returning to school, bereavement and social media, and bereavement and different cultures.

Module 4: Supporting Yourself and Other Staff

Sharing your feelings, setting boundaries, anticipating emotional reactions, self-care (psychological, physical and professional), being realistic, and key points for action.

The online assessment is taken on completion of the training material. You will be asked 20 multiple choice questions with a pass mark of 80%. The answers are marked automatically so you will instantly know whether you have passed. If you don't pass don't worry! You can take the test as many times as you need with no extra charge.

Anybody who works with children would benefit from taking this course, as bereaved children may need support in all aspects of their life. This includes activity leaders, sports coaches and childminders.

The course will be particularly beneficial, however, to those who work in education, including:

  • Teachers
  • Headteachers and senior leaders
  • Teaching assistants

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