UK childhood bereavement services: A reflection on their development and cultural influence

Rolls, Elizabeth M ORCID: 0000-0001-9225-5497 (2019) UK childhood bereavement services: A reflection on their development and cultural influence. Bereavement Care, 38 (2-3). pp. 91-103. ISSN 0268-2621

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Abstract

Childhood bereavement services are a relatively recent form of child welfare provision in the UK. They are predicated on assumptions about the development of children and on an increasing research base that describes the potential impact of childhood bereavement and that support following bereavement is beneficial. UK services largely began as a result of practitioners responding to the needs of bereaved children. Over time, services have become more formalised into an organisational framework, contributing to and influenced by practice based experience, research and training. They have become more sophisticated and wide ranging in their response to the needs of bereaved children for which there is evidence of a favourable impact on their well-being. More importantly, as a structural form of provision now embedded within the UK’s health and social landscape, childhood bereavement services have had a significant impact on social policy and the wider cultural discourse concerning bereaved children.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Childhood bereavement services; childhood bereavement; service development; impact; culture
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Depositing User: Anne Pengelly
Date Deposited: 28 Jan 2020 16:00
Last Modified: 29 Jan 2020 11:45
URI: http://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/7798

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