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Add content on death, dying and bereavement to the national curriculum

Submitted by John Adams on Friday 30th September 2022

Published on Monday 10th October 2022

Current status: Open

Open until: Monday 10th April 2023

Current Signatures: 2,296
(count is updated approximately hourly)

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Children ~ Compulsory ~ Education ~ Face ~ Hiding ~ learning ~ Loss ~ National Curriculum ~ Parent ~ part ~ point ~ Schools ~ skills ~ The National

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Add content on death, dying and bereavement to the national curriculum

Petition Details

Schools should be required to provide age-appropriate education to help children understand death as a part of life, as part of compulsory Relationships education. On average 111 children in the UK lose a parent every day.

Additional Information

Talking about death can be helpful for children and issues of bereavement should be compulsory learning for children in preparation for life as an adult. Children are taught how life begins through the national curriculum and similarly we should not hide from equipping children the skills to comprehend death. Children must be provided with the skills to comprehend loss and to prepare for the emotions and feelings that accompany a bereavement which at some point, we all have to face.


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