Loss creates special need

13th October 1995 at 01:00
The anonymous teacher's moving and sensitive account of a "Death in the family" raised the interesting issues of viewing bereavement as a special need, and the availability of support for bereaved children.

It may help the writer to know that educational psychologists would agree with him that bereavement is a special need, as worthy of careful thought and response as other special needs.

As a profession we are frequently called upon to provide information and support to bereaved children, their families and their teachers.

Also a great many schools, often in conjunction with their educational psychologist, have drawn up their own policies on managing such situations to provide a supporting framework for staff.

PHIL STRINGER Senior educational psychologist Educational Psychology Service Newcastle upon Tyne City Council Newcastle upon Tyne

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