Bereavement Support

Closed 7 May 2020

Opened 26 Apr 2020


Due to Covid-19 and the growing needs that have emerged from it, we are carrying out a gap analysis to map bereavement provision for children and young people, families and staff, linking with the other pieces of work already being undertaken by Public Health and HR. We would like to discover what bereavement provision Non-Maintained Institutions have in place, whether or not you feel that the bereavement provisions in place are sufficient, what the bereavement support looks like, and any potential gaps that we are able to fill. 

We are also going to work with others to try and understand where demand is likely to emerge e.g. age range, geographical areas etc (it might be that, as is our current understanding, that there is no particular pattern, but there may be some pockets of areas where there are increased cases, for example).  We will then identify any gaps in provision, and potential for meeting this need (e.g. additional resource for current providers, or if needed, new ones).

Why We Are Consulting

We would like to gage this information directly from Non-Maintained Institutions in order to ascertain whether or not emerging needs are being fully met. We plan to use the information gathered from this survey to work out ways of potentially meeting bereavements needs. 

What Happens Next

Once the bereavement gap analysis is complete, we will work with other providers and colleagues and look to fill any gaps in provision for example: additional resource for current providers, or if needed, new resources. 


  • All Areas


  • Teachers
  • Health professionals working with children
  • Headteachers
  • Health providers


  • 6-11 year olds
  • 12-19 year olds
  • Special Educational Needs
  • Disabilities
  • Staff
  • Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health
  • Safeguarding children
  • Organisations that receive grant funding
  • Health and wellbeing