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Let’s talk about… Supporting Bereaved Children and Young People in Leeds

  • Date: Monday 29 January 2018
  • Time: 1pm-4pm (with registration and refreshments from 12.30pm)
  • Venue: Lord Mayor’s Banqueting Hall, Civic Hall, Calverley St, Leeds, LS1 1UR.

Childhood Bereavement

Every 22 minutes, a parent of children under 18 dies in the UK; around 23,600 a year. This equates to around 111 children being bereaved of a parent every day. One in 29 school children has been bereaved of a parent or sibling – that’s a child in every class and each year, around 6,000 families are bereaved by suicide. (CBUK, 2017) Empathetic understanding in the familiar and secure surroundings a child comes into contact with following a bereavement may be all the support some children require and this conference aims to support practitioners with this.

This conference, in partnership with Leeds City Council and the Jane Tomlinson Appeal, aims to share all the good practice in Leeds to support with developing the skills, knowledge, understanding and confidence to support children and young people in the city who are experiencing loss and grief. It will bring together key partners, experts, leaders and organisations, to share the pathways for children and young people in Leeds who have been bereaved as well as the latest information and services available around supporting bereaved children and young people.

Key aims of the event

  • To raise the profile of childhood bereavement in Leeds
  • To increase people’s understanding of the needs of children who have been bereaved
  • To promote a positive message of the work completed around bereavement support across the city so that practitioners know what to do and where to get support in the event of a bereavement
  • To promote the bereavement pathway across services
  • To share good practice around the city and beyond

Booking Information

The conference is FREE to all but on a first come, first served basis. Booking is open now but places are limited. Please book through Eventbrite.
NB. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided.

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