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PE01820: Compulsory bereavement education in schools


Petitioner: Sameena Javed


Date Lodged: 15 September 2020

Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to introduce compulsory bereavement education into the school curriculum.

Do you agree compulsory bereavement education should be introduced into our school curriculum?
Do you believe this will help our young people prepare for and understand death and bereavement?

I agree it should be compulsory.

Kathleen Hughes

15:00 on 09 Sep 2020

Nothing new has been developed in school to adapt with the changing times. It makes sense if you teach kids about health they should be taught about death and how to cope. Bereavement counselling is a sound idea. As adults it is difficult to understand death and question it. You can only imagine how devastating it can be for a child. It's time the curriculum was changed.

Shazia Mehmood

8:37 on 09 Sep 2020

The Scottish minister for education made bold statements promising bereavement support in all Scottish schools. Both of the schools my children attend are severely lacking in their resources and training. I had to provide literature And work books to one school In order for them to support my daughter. Surely, in this day and age all staff in schools should be given training and access to resources so that all of our heartbroken youngsters can be supported and nurtured through the grieving process!

Kirsty Cluff

7:28 on 09 Sep 2020

Yes should be in the curriculum is a big part of life and we can never escape it.

Maryam Abdallah

5:00 on 09 Sep 2020

Definitely strongly agree.

Arfa Shoaib

22:30 on 08 Sep 2020

We need to bring death, dying and bereavement out of the closet and work on making it less taboo to talk about.

Daniel clarke

18:30 on 08 Sep 2020

Children need to be able to understand and deal with bereavement.

Sadif Amjad

17:15 on 08 Sep 2020

Great idea should definitely be something available in schools.

Fauzia akhtar

15:17 on 08 Sep 2020

Totally agree.

Jill Zawadzka

13:31 on 07 Sep 2020

Bereavement should be as big a part of education as learning about birth as it happens to us all.

Andrea Taylor

14:22 on 06 Sep 2020

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