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Chamber and committees

Question ref. S6W-03789

Date lodged: 15 October 2021

Question

To ask the Scottish Government what progress the National Childhood Bereavement Coordinator has made on developing a curriculum on bereavement.

Current status: Answered by Clare Haughey on 11 November 2021


Answer

Includem, the charitable organisation who were awarded the contract for the National Childhood Bereavement Coordinator, facilitated roundtable discussions earlier this summer exploring the theme of ‘Training & Education’. These roundtable discussions were open for attendance to any individuals with experience of working with bereaved children and young people under the age of 25 in Scotland and attendees came from a wide range of backgrounds.

The Project will continue to work with those with lived experience of childhood bereavement, practitioners working to support them, and with schools, to make progress in this area and to work with schools on improving how they support bereaved children and young people. A full report, including final recommendations, will be delivered to the Scottish Government later in 2022.