Every 22 minutes in the UK a parent dies leaving dependent children: that is 111 children every day. Studies suggest that one in 29 school-aged children, in effect one pupil in every class, are bereaved of a parent or sibling.

In this 2015 article for Governing Matters, Dr Ann Rowland (director of bereavement services, Child Bereavement UK) outlines how schools can support pupils who lose a family member. 


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