We recognise the most important influence in a child’s life is family. Children who grow up with safe, stable and nurturing relationships form stronger friendships, develop greater resilience, achieve more in school and are more likely to build positive relationships throughout their lives.
We are child focussed in our intent but recognise that the most effective way to help and protect children is to work alongside the whole family. Therefore strengthening families is central to our aims as we know that families have greater capacity for change when we work with them as partners. This is part of an evidence based approach known asRestorative Practice.
We aim to embed a culture across our workforce where dignity and respect is the basis for our interventions. Every member of staff will understand the principles of Restorative Practice and its ethos will underpin all of our work and align to the borough vision of ‘Forging a Future for all’.
Bereaved by Addiction Handbook
After a Loved One Dies - How Children Grieve and How Parents & Other Adults Can Support Them
Building Resilience in Bereaved Children
Children's Understanding of Death at Different Ages
How Children and Young People Grieve
Parenting Positively - Helping Teenagers to Cope with Death
Ready to Remember - Jeremy's Journey of Hope &Healing
Something Small - A Story About Remembering
Rosie Remembers Mommy - Forever in Her Heart
Supporting Bereaved Children and Young People with Additional Needs through Grief
Supporting Bereaved Children and Young People with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
Supporting Bereaved Children Under 5 Years of Age
When Someone Special Dies - For Children Under 7
When Someone Special Dies - For Children 7-11 Years of Age
When Someone Special Dies - For Young People
What Helps Grieving Children & Young People
When a Grandparent Dies: The Impact on Children and Young People