The prevalence of child bereavement

Vaswani, Nina and Paul, Sally (2021) The prevalence of child bereavement. In: The Changing Face of Bereavement : providing care and maintaining our own wellbeing during the pandemic, 2021-11-24 - 2021-11-24, Virtual.

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Childhood bereavement is a common experience, but there is a lack of recent data on its prevalence. Existing studies are small-scale and do not document when bereavement experiences start to occur in the life course. These gaps in research pose a significant issue in both understanding and responding to children’s bereavement experiences. This paper provides the first prevalence study of childhood bereavement in Scotland.