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Childhood Bereavement Network

The majority of young people will be bereaved of someone close to them by the time they are sixteen.

It may be a parent, grandparent, brother, sister, friend or other relative who has died. Bereavement is a major life change, and children and young people will need the offer of support from those around them to help them manage its impact.

On the website you can find suggestions about how parents, carers, teachers and friends can help a bereaved child or young person, as well as ways of coping for young people themselves.

There are a number of local and national support organisations for bereaved children and young people and those looking after them.

You can also find out more about bereavement in childhood

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