Loss and grief are part of the circle of life. It is not possible to go through life without suffering loss. Children may be the ones who are bereaved but may also be the ones that die. No parent ever wants to bury their child, no matter what their age. The death of a child can be described as one of life’s most devastating experiences, affecting parents, siblings, and a wider circle of relatives and friends. The death of a child is never easy, but the circumstances of a child’s death can affect how the family respond to their grief.
We will take an in-depth look at the loss of a child in a later module