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Welcome to Barnardo’s Education Community

Barnardo’s Education Community has been developed to connect professionals working in education settings across Early Years, Schools, Further Education and Universities.

Barnardo’s Education Community provides access to online trauma informed resources with a focus on loss, grief and bereavement to support the children and young people across your settings.

It is important that you take care of yourself during these challenging times so we have included a section of resources to support staff wellbeing.

The Education Community team will be developing training to support the use of our resources across your settings and sign up to our communities of practice will enable you to connect with education staff nationwide and participate in themed discussions, sharing learning and best practice.

Bereavement

Bereavement

There are a range of definitions for the word ‘Bereavement’ but, in essence, it refers to the experience of losing someone (or something), and describes the period of time after a loss, especially after the death of a loved one, when people grieve and mourn.

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Grief

Grief

There is no denying that grief is a complex emotion, usually seen in response to significant loss and most often associated with death. It is important to bear in mind that grief can manifest itself differently in children and young people, than in adults.

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Loss

Loss

Coping with the loss of someone or something very special to you is a big challenge and this is why children and young people feel these losses as deeply as adults do. Feelings of loss are incredibly personal and are often associated with grief.

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Trauma

Trauma

Trauma is the natural response to events that may happen in a person's life. Whilst the experience of a significantly catastrophic event often causes trauma, more subtle experiences can result in emotional trauma too.

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Blogs

Blogs

Our blogs are written by the Barnardo’s Education Community Team on a range of relevant subject areas. We hope that you find them interesting and if you would like to contribute your own blog post, please do get in touch.

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Worksheets/Workbooks

Worksheets/Workbooks

We know that the life of an educator is very busy so we have put together a range of worksheets to support you in facilitating difficult conversations with children and young people around general wellbeing, particularly when focussing on the key areas such as trauma, loss, grief and bereavement.

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Best Practice

Best Practice

This section shares practice that has been shown to be effective and includes case studies from settings and schools. If you would like to share your practice, please get in touch with us.

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Programmes

Programmes

Barnardo’s offers a wide range of evidence based programmes of work in schools across the UK that support the mental health and wellbeing of students of all ages.

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Staff Wellbeing

Staff Wellbeing

In order to achieve the best outcomes for children and young people, those who work with them need to be well supported and it is important that their wellbeing is taken seriously. We are committed to supporting educators so they can support their students effectively.

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Training, Events & Podcasts

Training, Events & Podcasts

Barnardo’s Education Community has been funded by The Westminster Foundation which allows us to provide you with free training and resources along with our Community of Practice you will be able to connect with education staff nationwide and participate in themed discussions, sharing learning and best practice. This will enable you to support the use of our resources across your settings.

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