By Rachel Pratt
In the event of the death of a child or person known at your service, the impact will be extensive on children, yourself, members of your team and your community.
You should be open and honest with your service leader and discuss the option of seeking professional help and support for yourself, in order to be able to adequately support children and their families.
On the day of the death and in the weeks that follow there are a number of key things you must know and do for supporting children and being present for them. Read more below.
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