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The information has been prepared by Child Bereavement UK, a charity which helps children, young people, parents and families to rebuild their lives when a child grieves or when a child dies. Children and young people up to the age of 25 who are facing bereavement, and anyone impacted by the death of a child of any age can be supported.

According to the NICE guidelines, most bereaved young people with supportive networks such as family, friends and school, will manage their grief. It is important for them to have trusted adults around them, as being there can make a big difference to a bereaved pupil; grief is not something they ‘get over’ and at certain times their grief will be felt more intensely.

Although bereaved young people do not generally want to be treated differently, they do need people who care and who will be there for them, no matter what. Sometimes grief will make young people feel angry, and they can become labelled as ‘difficult’ or ‘trouble’. Being able to manage strong feelings, including anger, is important to keep everyone safe.

For further information about the support offered by Child Bereavement UK please visit our website, call our Helpline or use Live Chat.

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