In Britain over 24,000 children are bereaved of a parent each year, whilst statistics for 2012 show there were 338,623 new diagnoses of cancer.  Therefore, as a professional, during the course of your work it is likely you will come into contact with a child living with the impact of a life limiting illness within their family or a child who has been bereaved.

Children & young people’s worlds may be shattered when someone close to them is seriously ill or has died. Their ability to cope and their overall resilience will be influenced by a number of factors; the nature of illness, the circumstances of the death, family relationships, the age of the child and the responses of people around them.

The day is suitable for professionals who support children & young people in a variety of settings, including health, education and social care.


To enable participants to understand the impact of serious illness and bereavement on children and young people and to feel more confident when supporting them. 

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the day participants will:

  • Have a basic level of understanding of  the theories of grief & loss
  • Be aware of the factors which affect how children & young people cope with loss
  • Have an awareness of the impact of serious illness and bereavement on the daily lives of children & young people
  • Have identified ways in which they can support and communicate with children & young people affected by the life threatening illness of someone close to them or bereavement
  • Feel more confident to support children & young people
  • Understand the impact on self when working with issues of loss and bereavement

Course Details

Date:    23rd November 2017

Time:    9:30 – 3:00 (Registration from 9:00)

Venue:  Open Learning Centre, Bracknell

Cost:     £130 (to include Course Hand-outs, a CPD Certificate, refreshments and a light lunch)

How to Book

Places for this course are available to book online, please see below. Please note that to secure your place using our online booking system, full payment will need to be made at time of booking.  

We understand that many of our delegates require an invoice before payment can be made. If you would like to be sent an invoice rather than paying online, please use the Delegate Enquiry option below.

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