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Death of a child or other adult at the service - supporting children

By Rachel Pratt
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ambulanceIn 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.

You may also be interested in another article: "Grief - responding to children's grief and questions about death and dying"

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