Sources of Advice and Support

Sadly at this time it is likely that some of our school communities will experience bereavement over the coming months. LGfL and Child Bereavement UK have already created two key resources to help schools in this area:

Please find links below to support the development of model policies and approaches in the case of bereavement:


Education Psychology Team – Information to support loss and bereavement during Coronavirus outbreak

The Local Authority Education Psychology Team have drafted comprehensive documents around coronavirus and bereavement support, advice, and how the EPS can support schools:

The Education Psychology Service can be contacted by email to  Alternatively, you are welcome to contact your link Education Psychologist directly.


Template letter to parents and carers


Template letter to parents and carers – death of a pupil
Template letter to parents and carers – death of a member of staff


Local Authority Death in Service Policy


Exemplar Bereavement Guidance and Support Document

Hospital and Home Education Learning Centre (HHELC) have provided a copy of their Bereavement Guidance and Support document, in case other member schools wish to use it: