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We are so very sorry that you have been bereaved at this very difficult time. As a school we would like to do all that we can to support your family and encourage you to let us know if you have been impacted by a loss. Please alert the class teacher if your family require support. 


How can we support you?

  • Identify a key person to be your point of contact.
  • Support you to talk to your child about loss and the mourning processes.
  • Send a letter or card to your child.
  • Let other members of the school community know who might be impacted or want to support your child or family, if this is your wish.
  • Make referrals to bereavement counselling.
The guide below has a lot of useful information about talking to, and supporting your bereaved child.

Guidance for Parents on How to Support your Bereaved Child


Helpline telephone numbers:


Winston’s Wish

(08088 020 021)


Child Bereavement UK

(0800 02 888 40)


Websites with information and guidance for families to support bereaved children:


Winston’s Wish

Coronavirus: information and guidance for supporting bereaved children and young people.  

Information and scripts to use if someone the child knows has died from Covid-19.

Saying goodbye when children cannot attend the funeral.


Grief Encounter

Support for bereaved children and their families. Includes downloadable documents at the bottom of the webpage on the following:

  • Children’s concepts of death by age


Child Bereavement UK

Downloadable information sheet with tips for supporting bereaved children through difficult times.


Child Bereavement UK also have a drop-in facility for families and professionals in the Salford Royal Hospital on the fourth Thursday of each month.  However, these have been suspended and online support is instead available.



Support, advice and information to children, young people and adults when someone dies.


Greater Manchester Bereavement Support

Support is available to anyone bereaved or affected by a death in Greater Manchester, the service is available Monday to Friday (except bank holidays):
  •  Monday:  9am to 5pm
  • Tuesday:  9am to 5pm
  • Wednesday:  9am to 8pm
  • Thursday:  9am to 5pm
  • Friday:  9am to 5pm

To contact: 0161 983 0902
For more information: