Sir Al Speaks on Bereavement

by Michael Ford last modified 01 Jul, 2015 10:45 AM

Former Children’s Commissioner for England Sir Al Aynsley-Green will be a keynote speaker at a major Child Bereavement conference on Friday 7 October at the Dorford Centre, Dorchester (9.30am to 4pm).

Sir Al Speaks on Bereavement

Sir Al Aynsley-Green

The conference, aimed at professionals and volunteers who work with Child Bereavement, addresses health care, social and family care, education and church.

Julie Stokes, founder of the award-winning child bereavement charity Winston’s Wish, will also speak.

Workshops, led by practitioners and professionals, include ‘Hospices’, ‘Life as one big loss experience’, ‘Supporting a school community through bereavement’, ‘Practical ways to support children and teenagers’, and ‘Pastoral Care’.

Canon Harold Stephens, one of the organisers, said, “Child bereavement is a subject close to Sir Al’s heart, and he will pull no punches. Many children are deeply affected after losing a loved one, and we need to be ready to help. We’re looking forward to the benefit of Sir Al’s and Julie’s experience.”

ENDS

Notes
Sir Al is the Chairman of the Salisbury Diocesan Board of Education. He was Children’s Commissioner for England 2005-2010.
Winston's Wish is the leading childhood bereavement charity and the largest provider of services to bereaved children, young people and their families in the UK.
Canon Harold Stephens is Rector of Dorchester and a member of the Salisbury Diocesan Board of Education.

Links
Salisbury Diocesan Board of Education 
Sir Al Aynsley-Green (Guardian profile) 
Winston’s Wish

Further information contact
Secretary to the Bishop of Sherborne, Debbie Albery: 01202 659427, debbie.albery@salisbury.anglican.org 

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