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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 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.


Making a referral to Slide Away  - a guide to who can attend and what information is needed for a referral (.pdf)

Talking to bereaved families about Slide Away – a guide for schools about to talking to bereaved families about Slide Away(.pdf )

Slide Away's Activities
Slide Away's Activities

What does Slide Away offer? What happens at Slide Away Workshops and Memory Days - activities and what children gain from them

Frequently asked questions – frequently asked questions about Slide Away’s activities 

Supporting Bereaved Children in School
Supporting Bereaved Children in School

Supporting bereaved children and young people on their return to school during the Coronavirus pandemic – Slide Away’s guide for schools during the COVID-19 pandemic

How can your school provide support for bereaved pupils? – what children have said to us (pdf)

Slide Away Charter for Schools  (pdf)

Slide Away Factsheets – These fact sheets offer information for schools working with bereaved  pupils, from anticipatory grief, ways to remember special dates, children’s reactions to death at different ages, and many more (pdf)

Booklist – a summary of books for different ages of bereaved children, for anticipated grief, for adults supporting bereaved children and much more (pdf)