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Require all educational settings to have a bereavement policy

Submitted by Elaine Gannon on Wednesday 10th November 2021

Published on Tuesday 16th November 2021

Current status: Open

Open until: Monday 16th May 2022

Current Signatures: 999
(count is updated approximately hourly)

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Child ~ Children ~ Classroom ~ Covid ~ Experienced ~ Lockdown ~ Parent ~ People ~ ride ~ Schools ~ Upsetting ~ Young people

Petition Action

Require all educational settings to have a bereavement policy

Petition Details

During the first lockdown my daughter was on a bike ride with my children's dad when their dad suffered a heart attack and passed away. Schools have tried to be supportive but lack guidance, resulting in my children being upset unnecessarily as it could be avoided if a policy was in place.

Additional Information

85% of UK schools do not have a bereavement policy, yet 1 in 29 children are bereaved of a parent. That is 1 child in every classroom in the UK bereaved of a parent. This does not include any other significant person such as a grandparent. Covid has meant so many children and young people have experienced a loss of a significant person so now more than ever it is vital we have as many tools in place in relevant establishments such as schools to help support children and young people.


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