Information for Schools (and other adults)
Slide Away offers support to bereaved children and young people living or attending schools in the Kent districts of Maidstone, Tonbridge and Malling, Tunbridge Wells, Sevenoaks, Gravesham and Dartford.
We also support children and young people who have a parent or sibling with a life limiting illness.
Slide Away works very closely with schools where, in most schools, a member of the school staff has taken on the role of our School Bereavement Contact (SBC). The information below provides information for schools who would like to refer a pupil, but if your school doesn’t have a SBC then please contact us. If you are a parent and would your child to receive support from Slide Away, but do not know the SBC at your child’s school, please do get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 07970 597715. If the child in your care does not attend a school our area other sources of support are highlighted on our links page.
Although the information below has been written for schools to help them support bereaved pupils, the information may also be useful to parents and carers. It currently includes Slide Away’s information on supporting bereaved children and young people on their return to school during the Coronavirus pandemic.